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Efficient Industrial Energy Use: The First Step in Transitioning Saudi Arabia’s Energy Mix

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  • Walid Matar
  • Axel Pierru
  • Frederic Murphy
  • David Wogan
  • Bertrand Rioux

    (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)

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External observers worry about whether Saudi domestic consumption of oil will crowd out exports. This is based on simple extrapolations which suggest that in a little more than 20 years Saudi Arabia may become a net importer of hydrocarbon fuels. However, our research does not support this. Based on the “baseline scenario” macroeconomic assumptions in Oxford Economics’ global economic and industry models, we project Saudi Arabia’s energy balances until 2032 using the KAPSARC Energy Model (KEM).

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  • Walid Matar & Axel Pierru & Frederic Murphy & David Wogan & Bertrand Rioux, 2015. "Efficient Industrial Energy Use: The First Step in Transitioning Saudi Arabia’s Energy Mix," Discussion Papers ks-1519-dp013a, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center.
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