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  • Date 26th November 2020
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Abstract

On September 27, 2020, Saudi Aramco successfully exported the world’s first shipment of carbon-neutral ammonia to Japan, helping to fuel the nascent Japanese hydrogen economy. This pilot shipment of 40 tonnes is an important realization of the hydrogen economy for both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Japan. It also signals a potentially important addition to the Kingdom’s export commodity portfolio. 

Authors

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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Majed A. Al Suwailem

Research Fellow Majed is a research fellow at KAPSARC with a focus on energy security, oil trade, and market structure. He has… Majed is a research fellow at KAPSARC with a focus on energy security, oil trade, and market structure. He has more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the fields of simulation and modeling, asset management, oil field development, disruptive technologies, and business planning, gained at Chevron and Saudi Aramco. Majed holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in the United States, along with two M.S. degrees in petroleum engineering, and reservoir geosciences and engineering from Texas A&M University and the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP School), respectively. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies in public policy economics and policy from Purdue University.  

Expertise

  • Energy Security
  • International Trade
  • Market Structure

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Jitendra Roychoudhury

Research Fellow Jitendra is a research fellow in the Transport and Urban Infrastructure program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various… Jitendra is a research fellow in the Transport and Urban Infrastructure program. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various issues related to economics, energy and freight, transport policy developments in India, and the impact of such policies on global energy markets. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was director and chief consultant at HDR Salva, India. He has worked extensively as a commodity consultant within India's energy and infrastructure sectors, advising on developing commodity market entry strategies. He has authored and contributed to numerous consulting studies related to coal and coal policy in India, Indonesia and China. Jitendra has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune, India, and a postgraduate diploma in business management from Welingkar's Institute of Management, Mumbai.

Expertise

  • Energy Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Coal and Alternative Solid Fuels and Hydrogen

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