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The Role of the Petrochemical Sector in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Role of the Petrochemical Sector in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Malik Selemankhel

Our super-connected world enabled the COVID-19 virus to quickly evolve into a pandemic, bringing the world to a standstill. Millions of people have been infected by the virus, and billions are impacted by lockdown measures to contain it and the…

Malik Selemankhel Selemankhel, Malik
June 7, 2020
Demystifying Policy Support Mechanisms for Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Electricity Sector Transitions

Demystifying Policy Support Mechanisms for Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Amro Elshurafa

Solar photovoltaic (PV) distributed generation (DG) systems are installed for residential, commercial, and industrial use. PV DG systems in the residential sector typically have capacities below 20 kilowatts (kW). However, commercial and industrial PV DG systems can have capacities of…

Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
June 3, 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
May 31, 2020
COVID-19 and Employment in Saudi Arabia: An Initial Assessment

COVID-19 and Employment in Saudi Arabia: An Initial Assessment

Cian Mulligan

In the space of a few short weeks in March, the COVID-19 pandemic took over every aspect of our lives and caused the global economy to grind to a standstill. Health concerns over the spread and mortality rate of the…

Cian Mulligan Mulligan, Cian
May 28, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

Hatem Al Atawi, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdulelah Darandary

In the last few months, the world has experienced the negative effects of COVID-19. The outbreak, which started as an epidemic concentrated in China, quickly spread to become a global pandemic. As of May 12, 2020, there have been over…

Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
May 20, 2020
Oil’s Demanding Road to Recovery

Oil’s Demanding Road to Recovery

Andrew Stanley

As of May 1, OPEC+ members officially began implementing supply limits, with several countries outside the group providing support on their own terms. While this cooperation will provide much needed support to the market, demand-side factors continue to dominate the…

Andrew Stanley Andrew Stanley
May 20, 2020
KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook
Future of Global Oil Markets

KAPSARC Oil Market Outlook

The recent declaration by OPEC and its partners (OPEC+), alongside the G20 and some non-G20 countries (OPEC++), to cut oil production should help stabilize the market over the coming quarters. OPEC+ took the lead in finalizing the agreement to cut…

May 5, 2020
Effectiveness of China’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Subsidy

Effectiveness of China’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Subsidy

Science Direct

Subsidies for promoting plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption are a key component of China’s overall plan for reducing local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the light-duty vehicle sector. In this paper, we explore the impact and cost-effectiveness of…

Rubal Dua, Tamara Sheldon

2020
Electricity Demand Modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do Regional Differences Matter
Models, Data and Tools

Electricity Demand Modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do Regional Differences Matter

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov, Waheed Olagunju, Mohammad H. Al-Shehri

Energy is a pervasive input to all business and recreational activities. As such, total energy demand is an important indicator that helps explain the pattern of economic development within a country. Identifying and understanding the key determinants of electricity demand…

Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Waheed Olagunju Waheed Olagunju
Mohammad H. Al-Shehri Mohammad H. Al-Shehri
April 30, 2020
Energy Exchanges on GCCIA Interconnector
Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

Energy Exchanges on GCCIA Interconnector

Turki Alaqeel, Shahid Hasan

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) interconnection grid has linked the national grids of the six GCC countries since 2011. It is run by the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA). It has been primarily designed to provide GCC member countries with alternative…

Turki Alaqeel Alaqeel, Turki
Shahid Hasan Hasan, Shahid
April 27, 2020
Crude Oil Reserves Metrics of GCC Members

Crude Oil Reserves Metrics of GCC Members

Majed A. Al Suwailem, Abdullah Aldayel

As of December 2018, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries had combined proven reserves of 497 billion barrels of crude oil. This represents approximately 34% of the world’s estimated proven crude reserves.

Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
April 27, 2020
Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Designing Transport Policy for Sustainable Freight Movement in Saudi Arabia

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

Logistics and infrastructure policy will play key roles in Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification and reform efforts. This study provides a quantitative assessment of specific measures related to freight transport, taking into consideration the heterogeneity of urban, regional and inter-regional localities…

Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz Lopez-Ruiz, Hector G.
Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
April 27, 2020
Eliciting preferences of TNC users and drivers: Evidence from the United States

Eliciting preferences of TNC users and drivers: Evidence from the United States

Science Direct

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) are changing the transportation ecosystem, but micro-decisions of travelers and TNC drivers need to be better understood to assess their system-level impacts. Using a unique sample (N = 11,902) of the U.S. population residing in TNC-served areas, we…

Prateek Bansal, Rubal Dua, Akanksha Sinha, Ricardo A.Dazianoa

2020
Electricity demand modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do regional differences matter?

Electricity demand modeling in Saudi Arabia: Do regional differences matter?

Science Direct

The paper examines the electricity demand behavior for Saudi Arabia, using annual data for the period of 1990–2016, at regional level. The study finds that income, price and population are the main drivers of electricity demand at regional level. Although,…

Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov, Mohammad H. Al-Shehri, Waheed Olagunju

2020
Environmental consequences of tourism: do oil-exporting countries import more CO2 emissions?

Environmental consequences of tourism: do oil-exporting countries import more CO2 emissions?

taylor & Francis Online

The study explores the impact of international tourism on consumption-based CO2 emissions in the case of Azerbaijan for the period of 1995–2013. The results of the long-run estimations revealed that the relationship between CO2 emissions and international tourism revenues is N-shaped.…

Shahriyar Mukhtarov, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Jeyhun Mammadov, Shahriyar Aliyev

2020