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How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?
Electricity Sector Transitions

How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

Baltasar Manzano, Rolando Fuentes, Nicholas Howarth

The 68th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review, released recently, is a comprehensive account and analysis of global energy data. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the G20 summit in 2020, and the release of BP’s annual compilation provides a good opportunity…

Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
August 20, 2019
Paris Agreement CCS Policy and Mechanisms
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Paris Agreement CCS Policy and Mechanisms

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of a limited number of ways to reach the Paris Agreement’s objective of net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the second half of this century. The world’s remaining carbon budget of 900 gigatonnes (Gt) will…

July 29, 2019
Impact of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy Reduction
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Impact of China’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Subsidy Reduction

Tamara Sheldon, Rubal Dua

China, the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, has set ambitious climate goals. These include reducing the carbon intensity of its 2005 gross domestic product (GDP) by 40-45% by 2020 and by 60-65% by 2030 (Xu, Chen, and Chen 2017). A key…

Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
July 17, 2019
How to Empower Saudi Women in the Labor Force?
Productivity and Economic Diversification

How to Empower Saudi Women in the Labor Force?

Cian Mulligan

In the week when Saudi Arabia celebrated its first anniversary of women drivers in the Kingdom and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accepted the chair of the G20 summit for 2020, G20 countries – including Saudi Arabia – reaffirmed their commitment to…

Cian Mulligan Mulligan, Cian
July 7, 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
May 31, 2019
Oman Electricity Sector: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Regional Energy Markets

Oman Electricity Sector: Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Yagyavalk Bhatt, Abdullah Al-Badi, Mohammed Al-Badi

This discussion paper is part of a KAPSARC research project initiated to develop insights that can facilitate the creation of a well-functioning integrated electricity market comprising the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The project identifies and examines…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
Abdullah Al-Badi Abdullah Al-Badi
Mohammed Al-Badi Mohammed Al-Badi
May 29, 2019
An Economic Analysis of China’s Domestic Crude Oil Supply Policies
Models, Data and Tools

An Economic Analysis of China’s Domestic Crude Oil Supply Policies

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Kang Wu

China’s domestic oil production has lagged the rapid growth in the country’s oil consumption since 2000, leading to a large, and growing, reliance on crude imports to meet demand. Factors including China’s current market structure and regulatory environment impede further…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Kang Wu Wu, Kang
May 28, 2019
Balancing Energy Security Priorities: A Portfolio Optimization Approach to Oil Imports
Future of Global Oil Markets

Balancing Energy Security Priorities: A Portfolio Optimization Approach to Oil Imports

Philipp Galkin, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Simona Bigerna

The idea of energy security emerged after the energy crises of the 1970s. It has evolved from the initial paradigm of assuring sufficient energy supplies to include a price affordability perspective and, eventually, many other energy-related issues, such as infrastructure,…

Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Simona Bigerna Bigerna, Simona
May 28, 2019
Energy Governance in China: The Structures and Processes of Government Decision-Making
Regional Energy Markets

Energy Governance in China: The Structures and Processes of Government Decision-Making

Dongmei Chen, Paul Mollet, Brian Efird

This paper describes the current governance structure of China’s energy sector. The interplay between central government, the Communist Party, regional governments and key economic actors within the framework of China’s five-year planning processes are complex and constantly evolving. As such,…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
May 14, 2019
Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Estimating Freight Transport Activity Using Nighttime Lights Satellite Data in China, India and Saudi Arabia

Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdelrahman Muhsen

This paper focuses on the methodology for estimating total freight transport activity (FTA) for three countries  — China, India and Saudi Arabia  — with the objective of building on current state-of-the-art transportation modeling in three key areas: Studying the relationship…

Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
May 9, 2019
Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market
Models, Data and Tools

Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market

Carlo Andrea Bollino, Brian Efird, Fakhri Hasanov, Emre Hatipoglu

United States (U.S.) Iran energy sanction waivers expired May 2, 2019. The waivers permitted eight economies (China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey) to temporarily continue buying oil from Iran. Based on KAPSARC modeling of the political…

Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
May 9, 2019
The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

The Impacts of Industrialization on Freight Movement in China

Dongmei Chen, Yagyavalk Bhatt

China’s rapid economic growth has enabled the fast development of freight transport across the country. What might the impact of future economic growth be on freight movement in China? To answer this question, this paper establishes the link between key…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
May 9, 2019
Policy Levers for Promoting Fuel-Efficient Mobility
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Policy Levers for Promoting Fuel-Efficient Mobility

Personal automotive travel is associated with many negative externalities, including air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and traffic congestion. The current cost of driving for motorists does not necessarily account for the costs associated with these externalities. Policymakers are employing…

May 2, 2019
Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Drivers of New Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet Fuel Economy in Saudi Arabia

Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

This paper investigates the drivers of recent improvements in Saudi Arabia’s new light-duty vehicle fleet fuel economy. A vehicle choice model is estimated using aggregate and disaggregate new vehicle purchase data. The estimates are used to simulate counterfactual policy scenarios.…

Rubal Dua Dua, Rubal
Tamara Sheldon Sheldon, Tamara
April 30, 2019
A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era
Climate Change Policies and Governance

A Mechanism for CCS in the Post-Paris Era

Wolfgang Heidug, Paul Zakkour

The Paris Agreement committed ratifying Parties to hold the increase in the global average temperature to much less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. The Agreement also committed Parties to achieving…

Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
Paul Zakkour Zakkour, Paul
April 7, 2019
Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model
Models, Data and Tools Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model

Energy Journal

This paper investigates the intergenerational welfare impact of raising state administered retail energy prices in Saudi Arabia, an example of an oil exporting country with a fast growing population. To achieve this, we develop a dynamic model with overlapping generations (called MEGIR-SA), which…

Frederic Gonand, Fakhri Hasanov, Lester C. Hunt

2019
Deepening Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and China
Regional Energy Markets

Deepening Cooperation Between Saudi Arabia and China

Dongmei Chen, Wenke Han

In recent decades China and Saudi Arabia have gradually deepened their collaboration in many areas. Five indicators are used to assess the overall progress of the two countries’ collaboration and to help form recommendations for ways to improve the integration between…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Wenke Han Wenke Han
March 27, 2019
The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market
Future of Natural Gas Markets

The Value of Integrating Saudi Arabia Into the Global Gas Market

The changing landscape in global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets could make LNG imports a viable option for Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom works to diversify its power mix away from an increased reliance on burning oil to generate electricity.…

March 19, 2019
Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration
Regional Energy Markets

Abu Dhabi Electricity Sector – Features, Challenges and Opportunities for Market Integration

Shahid Hasan, Turki Alaqeel, Iqbal Adjali, Yagyavalk Bhatt

The emirate of Abu Dhabi was the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to design and implement reforms aimed at moving away from a wholly government-owned vertically-integrated electricity market structure. From 1998, Abu Dhabi introduced several policy, legislative, structural…

Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Iqbal Adjali Adjali, Iqbal
Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
March 3, 2019