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Abstract

The last decade saw dramatic changes in the energy sector, including the shale oil and gas boom in the United States (U.S.), a commodity down-cycle, and heightened awareness of the global climate challenge. In response, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries launched economic reforms to diversify government revenues away from hydrocarbon exports and restructure domestic energy prices to manage rapidly rising energy demand.

 

 

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Rami Shabaneh

Senior Research Associate Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and hydrogen markets. Rami has nearly 15… Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and hydrogen markets. Rami has nearly 15 years of research and industry experience analyzing energy markets and energy policy. Before joining KAPSARC, Rami worked at Cenovus Energy as a market fundamentals analyst, providing analytic support on specific issues affecting North American gas, natural gas liquids and condensate markets. His work informed the company’s hedging strategies. Before working at Cenovus Energy, Rami spent three years as a research economist at the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He holds a B.Sc. in actuarial science and an M.Sc. in sustainable energy development from the University of Calgary.  

Expertise

  • Natural Gas and Hydrogen

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Bertrand Rioux

Research Fellow Bertrand is a research fellow focusing on the impact of market regulation and liberalization in energy markets. An experienced energy systems… Bertrand is a research fellow focusing on the impact of market regulation and liberalization in energy markets. An experienced energy systems model developer (linear optimization and mixed complementary problems), he is working on developing the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM) as a decision support tool for analyzing price regulation in energy economies. Bertrand has contributed to the development of KEM Saudi Arabia and is the lead developer of KEM China, studying the impact of government regulation in the coal, power and natural gas markets. He was previously employed as a research assistant at the Canadian Space Agency.

Expertise

  • Modeling power systems
  • Electricity markets
  • Renewable energy
  • Game theory
  • Complex problem solving and climate change

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Steve Griffiths

Steve Griffiths

Vice President of Research and Development and Professor of Practice at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates Steve is Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Professor of Practice at Khalifa University of Science and Technology… Steve is Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Professor of Practice at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates. He specializes in energy system policy and strategy, with focus on the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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