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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)


King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is an advisory think tank within global energy economics and sustainability providing services to entities and authorities in the Saudi energy sector.

Based in Riyadh, we are a community of thinkers combining human ingenuity, expertise, and research to solve pressing global energy challenges. Through our advisory services to the energy ecosystem, KAPSARC’s experts provide day-to-day insights and updates using a multidisciplinary team approach to drive long-term value and deliver tangible results at scale.

Editor's note: Updated July 6, 2022.

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How Carbon-neutral LNG Descended into a ‘Shadow Market’

Carbon-neutral LNG is here to stay, an oil and gas analyst at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center said at the World Petroleum Congress, but first the industry must repair its shady reputation.

KAPSARC Says US Shale Continues in Two-Tier System

Colin Ward, a fellow with the Riyadh-based King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), told Hart Energy during CERAWeek by S&P Global that the U.S. shale industry continues to operate in a two-tier system.

Global Oil Demand to Surpass Pre-COVID Levels: Report

Riyadh-based think tank KAPSARC expects oil demand in the third quarter to rise across all countries except India despite global headwinds and early signs of a looming recession. Demand in the U.S. is said to lead the way.