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The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy
Future of Natural Gas Markets

The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Shahid Hasan, Swati Dsouza

Indian policymakers have stressed the role and relevance of natural gas in India’s overall energy mix in the 21st century but expectations of its share have been scaled back. For example, the Hydrocarbon Vision 2025, released in 1999, projected the share of…

Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Swati Dsouza Dsouza, Swati
October 29, 2018
The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector
Regional Energy Markets

The Costs and Gains of Coordinating Electricity Generation in the Gulf Cooperation Council Utilizing the Interconnector

David Wogan, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have installed a network of high-voltage transmission lines, known as the GCC Interconnector, which links the member states of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Interconnector…

David Wogan Wogan, David
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
June 10, 2018
The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain
Regional Energy Markets

The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Kang Wu

Despite significant progress made by China in liberalizing its natural gas market, certain key areas such as market access and pricing mechanisms remain heavily monopolized or controlled by the government. To assess how such distortions impact the market, we developed…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Kang Wu Wu, Kang
May 24, 2018
Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Identifying the Roadblocks for Energy Access: A Case Study for Eastern Africa’s Gas

Rami Shabaneh, Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo

Natural gas resources in Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged as a new source of gas supply. While they are poised for export to global gas markets, they can also provide a key source of energy to the rest of Eastern…

Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
Anne-Sophie Corbeau Corbeau, Anne-Sophie
Fernando Tomas Nhantumbo Nhantumbo, Fernando Tomas
May 20, 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
Decarbonizing Oil: The Role of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2‐EOR)
Future of Global Oil Markets

Decarbonizing Oil: The Role of CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2‐EOR)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and KAPSARC co-hosted an expert workshop on the potential of advanced carbon dioxide (CO2 ) enhanced oil recovery (CO2 -EOR) to decarbonize oil production. The workshop focused on the potential for using CO2 -EOR for…

April 10, 2018
The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru

What is the value of saving a barrel of oil that would otherwise had been consumed domestically? This study explores the question, taking a long-run perspective into a general equilibrium approach. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the difference between…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
March 25, 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…

January 1, 2018
The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition
Electricity Sector Transitions

The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition

Brian Efird, Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it wishes to transition toward a less carbon-intensive energy system, both as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as one of…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
October 10, 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
July 29, 2017
Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Curbing Carbon Emissions: Is a Carbon Tax the Most Efficient Levy?

Jorge Blazquez

The ambitious environmental objectives of the Paris Agreement imply that, in order to curb carbon emissions, all cost-effective policy options should be considered. These options include carbon taxes, probably the most popular fiscal tool for curbing emissions, and various other…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
June 15, 2017
Economic Stability in the GCC Countries

Economic Stability in the GCC Countries

Ziyad Alfawzan

Evidence confirms that there is a positive correlation between the economic growth rate and its volatility/risk in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. In other words, there is a trade-off between the benefits of oil and gas activity and the…

Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
March 8, 2017
Evaluating Uganda’s Oil Sector: Estimation of Upstream Projects

Evaluating Uganda’s Oil Sector: Estimation of Upstream Projects

Colin Ward

Uganda and other countries in Eastern Africa are on the cusp of developing many oil and gas resources, and there is reason for local content to be included in the discussion. As part of a larger research effort at KAPSARC…

Colin Ward Ward, Colin
December 20, 2016
Shaking up the LNG Scene
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Shaking up the LNG Scene

Dramatic changes in the global liquified natural gas (LNG) markets are already visible through market dynamics and stakeholders’ behavior, but many other signs point to much more significant changes to come – a great reconfiguration, which could transform the way…

December 8, 2016