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Data Insight: Crude Oil and Refined Products
Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Crude Oil and Refined Products

Abeer AlGhamdi

Saudi Arabia ranks as the world’s largest exporter of crude oil and petroleum products; the oil and gas sector accounts for about 70 percent of export earnings. Ras Tanura and Yanbu are the major oil-exporting ports in Saudi Arabia, accounting…

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
November 1, 2018
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 Politics of European Union Climate Governance
Climate Change Policies and Governance

The Politics of European Union Climate Governance

Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara Al Quayid

The European Union (EU) is facing a critical period as the European Commission draws up a 2050 climate strategy roadmap that is likely to form the basis for the EU’s next nationally determined contribution to the COP21 Paris Agreement. Until recently, the UK was the…

Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
AA
Al Quayid, AlJawhara
October 25, 2018
The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf
Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

Hisham Akhonbay, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Sylvain Côté, Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar, Shreekar Pradhan, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global…

Hisham Akhonbay Akhonbay, Hisham
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Sylvain Côté Côté, Sylvain
Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
Walid Matar Matar, Walid
Shreekar Pradhan Pradhan, Shreekar
David Wogan Wogan, David
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
October 17, 2018
Data Insight: Demography
Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Demography

Abeer AlGhamdi

Key insights into Saudi Arabia’s workforce demography.

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
October 9, 2018
Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market
Regional Energy Markets

Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli

Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established a regional power grid to support member countries’ high voltage networks in 2001 but, to date, the system has remained underutilized.…

Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Omar Al-Ubayli Al-Ubayli, Omar
October 4, 2018
Data Insight: Transportation
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Transportation

Abeer AlGhamdi

We have launched a new series of Data Insights which aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first insight of the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
September 27, 2018
An Estimation of the Drivers Behind OPEC’s Quota Decisions
Future of Global Oil Markets

An Estimation of the Drivers Behind OPEC’s Quota Decisions

Philipp Galkin, Tarek Atalla, Zhongyuan Ren

This paper identifies key determinants that appear to shape OPEC’s quota strategy and implementation. Using econometric estimations, it examines the factors that seem to most influence members’ adherence to their production commitments in the short term and what drives the…

Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Tarek Atalla Atalla, Tarek
ZR
Ren, Zhongyuan
July 19, 2018
Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Policy Lessons From China’s CCS Experience

Xiaoliang Yang, Wolfgang Heidug

China’s political leadership has taken an increasingly public and proactive stance on climate change since 2014. This includes a commitment that Chinese carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will peak before 2030 and enacting measures through the 13th Five-Year Plan to support…

Xiaoliang Yang Yang, Xiaoliang
Wolfgang Heidug Heidug, Wolfgang
July 2, 2018
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
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
Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC
Regional Energy Markets

Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC

Philipp Galkin, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rami Shabaneh

Petrochemical products, particularly plastics, contribute to a significant share of expanding and increasingly diverse trade flows between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and China. The petrochemical sector could benefit from a preferential bilateral trade regime between China and the…

Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
June 4, 2018
OPEC’s Impact on Oil Price Volatility: The Role of Spare Capacity
Future of Global Oil Markets

OPEC’s Impact on Oil Price Volatility: The Role of Spare Capacity

Energy Journal

OPEC claims to hold and use spare production capacity to stabilize the crude oil market. We study the impact of that buffer on the volatility of oil prices. After estimating the stochastic process that generates shocks to demand and supply,…

Axel Pierru, Tamim Zamrik

2018
Unintended consequences of China’s coal capacity cut policy

Unintended consequences of China’s coal capacity cut policy

Energy Policy

In early 2016, China introduced additional capacity cut policies to rebalance supply in the coal market to match demand that had been reduced by slow economic growth and strict environmental regulation. Ensuing disruptions to the coal market caused these policies…

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin

2018
Benefits of energy efficiency programs for residential buildings in Bahrain

Benefits of energy efficiency programs for residential buildings in Bahrain

Journal of Building Engineering

This paper outlines the approach and the cost-effectiveness potential for designing and retrofitting residential buildings to be energy-efficient in Bahrain. The analysis is focused on residential buildings since these buildings consume over 48% of the total electricity used in Bahrain.…

Moncef Krarti, Kankana Dubey

2018