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Abstract

Fuel prices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have historically been below international market values. This has stimulated rapid growth in primary energy demand. The Kingdom’s natural gas demand has now outstripped its domestic production, forcing the government to impose rations on consuming sectors, and raising expectations that natural gas production and prices in Saudi Arabia will increase over the next decade.

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Walid Matar

Research Fellow Walid works on developing energy system models. He developed the following components of the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM): electric power… Walid works on developing energy system models. He developed the following components of the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM): electric power generation, electricity transmission, oil refining, petrochemicals and fertilizers, and cement production. He is currently working on a bottom-up residential electricity use framework that merges microeconomics with the physical laws governing electricity use.

Expertise

  • Modeling energy systems
  • Electricity Prices
  • Energy Efficiency and The Interdisciplinary Connection Between Energy Economics and Engineering

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Rami Shabaneh

Senior Research Associate Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and liquids markets. Rami has over 13… Rami Shabaneh is a senior research associate with a focus on global gas and liquids markets. Rami has over 13 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 an integral member of the fuels and power research team at the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He holds an M.Sc. in sustainable energy development from the University of Calgary.  

Expertise

  • Oil and Gas Markets
  • Petrochemicals
  • Hydrogen

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Crude Oil and Refined Products

Crude Oil and Refined Products

Fuel prices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have historically been below international market values.…

6th April 2020
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