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Abstract

In this commentary, we examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various lockdown measures on domestic oil product demand in Saudi Arabia during the first and second quarters of 2020. We explore the pandemic’s effects on six key categories of secondary oil products, as defined by the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) (2020):

  • liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • gasoline
  • kerosene
  • diesel
  • fuel oil
  • other oil products

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Anwar Gasim

Research Fellow Anwar is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC working on energy demand, carbon dioxide emissions, energy efficiency, and energy price reform.… Anwar is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC working on energy demand, carbon dioxide emissions, energy efficiency, and energy price reform. Anwar leads and manages a cross-functional team on the project “Modeling Final Energy Demand and the Impacts of Energy Price Reform.” This project includes studies on elasticities, emissions forecasting, the economic, fiscal, and environmental impacts of price reform, and the factors that lead to successful reform outcomes. Anwar has published in leading energy and environmental journals and has provided extensive advisory services to the Saudi energy sector. Anwar has also played a key role in several high-level task forces to expand KAPSARC’s research domains, refresh its research strategy, and strengthen its human capital. Anwar holds a B.Eng. in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from KAUST. He is also completing a non-resident Ph.D. in Sustainable Resources at UCL.

Expertise

  • Energy Demand; Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions; Energy Efficiency; Energy Price Reform; Sustainability; Climate Change

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