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Behavioral Analysis on Developing a GCC Power Market
Regional Energy Markets

Behavioral Analysis on Developing a GCC Power Market

Nourah Al Hosain

In 2011, the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) completed the construction of a regional power grid connecting the Gulf states. Its main purpose was to provide backup in case of power emergencies. The grid also increases the likelihood of…

Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
September 29, 2019
Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges
Regional Energy Markets

Electricity Market Integration in the GCC and MENA: Imperatives and Challenges

Rising electricity demand and growing fiscal constraints have encouraged governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions to consider more cooperative approaches to delivering reliable and affordable electricity services. The development of an…

July 1, 2018
Understanding the Energy Transition
Future of Global Oil Markets

Understanding the Energy Transition

The world of energy is always undergoing transition, but the nature of the current phase of the transition is subject to a wide spectrum of interpretations that are often colored by bias and aspirations for a particular future end-point. In…

April 18, 2018
Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition
Future of Global Oil Markets

Role of Oil in the Low Carbon Energy Transition

The way the world uses energy services has entered a period of profound change. However, there is continuing uncertainty about its trajectory in terms of the speed and extent of transition. This will dictate whether the world achieves the 2oC…

November 27, 2017
Transitioning to Liberalized Energy Markets
Electricity Sector Transitions

Transitioning to Liberalized Energy Markets

Some countries have successfully navigated the transition to using a free market to provide energy more efficiently, while others are only just embarking on this journey. This transition is a lengthy, costly and complex process. Consequently, lessons learned from their…

August 29, 2017
Sheltering the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries From Energy Shocks
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Sheltering the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries From Energy Shocks

Price shocks are a feature of international oil markets, with the oil price collapse in the second half of 2014 being the most recent example. These episodes are a source of macroeconomic disruption that harm economic activity in the short…

August 10, 2017
Future of the Electricity System in GCC Countries

Future of the Electricity System in GCC Countries

Global electricity markets are facing substantial changes from both the demand and supply side of the industry. These structural shifts are also affecting Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which need to adapt by developing new electricity models. Moving to a…

April 10, 2017
Opportunities & Challenges in Reforming Energy Prices in GCC Countries

Opportunities & Challenges in Reforming Energy Prices in GCC Countries

The recent fall in oil and natural gas revenues has brought renewed attention to domestic energy pricing issues among GCC governments. Fuel and feedstock prices are typically set below world market prices to support domestic energy-intensive activities such as petrochemicals…

June 13, 2016
Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia
Regional Energy Markets

Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia

Leo Lester

This volume goes beyond a conventional analysis of Asia’s energy relationships and explores the premise that energy relations in Asia in the 21st century should reinforce mutual interdependence. Conventional analyses of international energy relations stress the asymmetric nature of the…

Leo Lester Lester, Leo
January 1, 2016
Crude Oil Markets in 2015: The Battle for Market Share
Future of Global Oil Markets

Crude Oil Markets in 2015: The Battle for Market Share

Since the OPEC meeting on November 27, 2014, world attention has focused on the U.S. shale oil producers, their financiers and how quickly they will throttle back their production due to low oil prices. U.S. producers are now considered by…

July 6, 2015
Models for the economies and energy systems of GCC countries

Models for the economies and energy systems of GCC countries

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) play a key role in the global energy system. Collectively, in 2014 the six countries supplied the global market with over 28 million barrels of oil equivalent per day of oil and natural…

May 6, 2015
Global shift: The energy productivity transformation
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Global shift: The energy productivity transformation

While their consequences are usually obvious, global shifts are not always apparent until after they have occurred. Most shifts have their roots in local political, technological or economic forces and may interact in some way with the energy system. Globalization…

May 6, 2015
Energy for Water

Energy for Water

Energy for water was chosen because it has received less attention in discussions on water and energy, which to date have focused largely on how water is required in the production of different energy resources. Water and energy form a…

January 6, 2015