2020 has been a difficult year for the Gulf. All members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, heavily reliant on oil, have been severely impacted by the economic turmoil of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For no country is this more important than Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, which depends …Read More »
Will renewable energy be a major part of the Saudi energy mix?
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has had a comprehensive plan to reduce the share of oil in its economy, and it is seeking to increase the share of renewable energy in electricity generation. Saudi Arabia currently consumes about a quarter of its oil production, which is expected to remain almost …Read More »
Challenges and opportunities for Aramco’s IPO
Saudi Arabia has an incredible opportunity to move away from its complete dependence on oil, but it will need to make a number of structural changes to ensure its plans are not derailed. The reality is that the Saudi economy, including the private non-oil related sector, is heavily dependent on …Read More »