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      Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia

      Jeyhun Mikayilov, Abdulelah Darandary, Ryan Alyamani, Fakhri Hasanov, Hatem Al Atawi

      Aggregate residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia has increased rapidly over the past several decades, largely due to population increases and fast economic growth (SAMA 2019). The growth in electricity consumption has been driven, among other factors, by government-administered prices…

      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      13th September 2020
      Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

      Why Did Domestic Gasoline Prices Fall in Saudi Arabia?

      Anwar Gasim, Mohammad Aldubyan

      What is behind the dramatic fall in gasoline prices? On May 11, 2020, Saudi Arabia slashed its domestic gasoline prices. The price of 91-octane gasoline fell from 1.31 to 0.67 Saudi Arabian riyals (SAR) per liter, while the price of…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      7th June 2020
      Industrial Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Industrial Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia

      Anwar Gasim

      In 2017, Saudi Arabia’s total final energy consumption was 140.7 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe). Total final energy consumption is defined as energy used by final consumers (or end users). It includes electricity use in residential buildings, gasoline use…

      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      31st May 2020
      Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Modeling Industrial Energy Demand in Saudi Arabia and Understanding Its Drivers

      Shahad Alarenan, Anwar Gasim, Lester C. Hunt

      In 2016 Saudi Arabia’s industrial (or manufacturing) sector accounted for 30.3% of total final energy consumption (IEA 2018a). When non-energy use (mainly feedstock for the petrochemical subsector) is included, the industrial sector᾽s share of total final energy consumption rises to…

      Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
      Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
      Lester C. Hunt Hunt, Lester C.
      3rd December 2019
      Gas Demand Growth Beyond Power Generation
      Future of Natural Gas Markets

      Gas Demand Growth Beyond Power Generation

      Kaushik Deb

      Highlighting the main trends that have made natural gas the world’s fastest growing fossil fuel, this paper identifies sectors and regions where gas demand is likely to grow in the coming years — especially outside of the power generation sector…

      Kaushik Deb Deb, Kaushik
      31st May 2019
      International Oil and Gas Market Outlook
      Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets

      International Oil and Gas Market Outlook

      The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) and KAPSARC co-hosted an expert workshop on the international outlook for oil and gas, held in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2018. The workshop focused on the global oil and gas supply and…

      18th December 2018
      China’s Policy Drivers of Future Energy Demand
      Regional Energy Markets

      China’s Policy Drivers of Future Energy Demand

      The recent slowdown in China’s energy demand, primarily driven by decelerating economic growth and structural changes to its economy, has opened a window of opportunity for reforms aiming to establish a more sustainable energy sector and to increase the role…

      10th December 2018
      The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Future of Transportation Energy Demand for Freight in Fast-Growing Economies

      Over the last decade, India and China have become leading consumers of energy, especially oil, with freight transportation accounting for a large portion. The growth in total transport energy use is directly correlated with the fast-paced urbanization and industrialization of…

      1st June 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…

      18th April 2018
      Energy demand elasticities and weather worldwide

      Energy demand elasticities and weather worldwide

      Economia Politica

      The purpose of this paper is to empirically estimate a model of aggregate residential and commercial energy demand elasticities, taking into account capital stock and climatic effects. We model a theoretically founded non-linear energy demand system, the generalized almost ideal,…

      Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      2018
      East Africa Shared Gas Initiative

      East Africa Shared Gas Initiative

      Energy demand in the economies of Eastern Africa is among the lowest in the world and represents only a small outlet for the large natural gas resource that has been discovered. Despite its important potential, renewables (with the exception of…

      1st January 2018
      Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights

      Bertrand Rioux, Axel Pierru, Nader AlKathiri

      Saudi Arabia plans to reform and privatize its power generation sector as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. To provide analytical insights, we developed a model that simulates the restructuring of the electricity market, along with reforming fuel prices to…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      20th December 2017
      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

      Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

      With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

      Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
      Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
      24th November 2017
      Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia

      Walid Matar

      The Saudi electricity sector buys fuel and sells electricity at prices administered by the government. In this analysis, we assume that fuel prices are deregulated — priced at their marginal values or international equivalents — and use a long-term static…

      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      29th July 2017
      An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain

      Kankana Dubey, Moncef Krarti

      This paper describes our analysis of the cost-effectiveness of designing and retrofitting residential buildings in Bahrain and outlines our analytical approach. The study focuses on residential buildings since households consume more than 48 percent of electricity used in the country.…

      Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
      Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
      16th July 2017