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Abstract

Natural gas is already playing a prominent role in diversifying Saudi Arabia’s power mix away from a heavy reliance on oil-based fuels. Between 2010 and 2017, the share of natural gas used in power generation in Saudi Arabia grew from 44% to 54%. The country’s gas fields are being developed to increase domestic gas supplies. However, imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) could remedy the near-term scarcity of gas from domestic sources and provide the support needed to integrate more renewable and other alternative sources of energy into the country’s power mix. Developments in global gas markets in recent years, including procurement and technological innovations in LNG, have unlocked value for producers and consumers.

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Rami Shabaneh

Rami Shabaneh

Research Associate Rami is a KAPSARC research associate focusing on global gas and liquids markets. He has more than 10 years of…

Expertise

  • Oil and gas markets
  • NGLs
  • and petrochemicals

Publications See all Rami Shabaneh’s publications

Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia

Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia

Natural gas is already playing a prominent role in diversifying Saudi Arabia’s power mix away…

September 2, 2019
Assessing the Impact of Natural Gas on Natural Gas Liquids: Policy Challenges and Imperatives

Assessing the Impact of Natural Gas on Natural Gas Liquids: Policy Challenges and Imperatives

Natural gas is already playing a prominent role in diversifying Saudi Arabia’s power mix away…

November 15, 2018
Maxime Schenckery

Maxime Schenckery

Visiting Researcher Maxime has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he supervised economic…

Expertise

  • Oil and gas markets forecasting; smart energy systems; technological innovation; energy transition in the Middle East

Publications See all Maxime Schenckery’s publications

Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia

Assessing Energy Policy Instruments: LNG Imports Into Saudi Arabia

Natural gas is already playing a prominent role in diversifying Saudi Arabia’s power mix away…

September 2, 2019
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