• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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Crude oil remains Saudi Arabia’s biggest asset, and economies around the world are reliant on how the Kingdom responds to challenges. At 2019 production rates, Saudi Arabia’s known reserves are expected to last more than 50 years, and at the start of that year more than 80% of the oil produced by the state-owned energy company, Saudi Aramco,...


Saudi Arabia’s energy sector remains the backbone of the economy. While the country’s reliance on the commodity exposes it to external shocks, domestic energy policy and influence within the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) can work to dramatically shape international oil prices, which in turn affects many parts of the...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020

Saudi Arabia’s energy sector remains the backbone of the economy. As of March 2020 energy operations were facing the twin challenges of low oil prices and sluggish demand as economies around the world ground to a halt following the outbreak of Covid-19. However, the fundamentals underpinning the Kingdom’s energy sector remain strong. The size of its endowment, the comparatively low cost of...

Saudi Arabia’s decision to weaken the link between hydrocarbons and economic growth, and pursue a policy of diversification has seen a wide range of projects come to fruition in the last several years. While at present the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in oil prices are causing significant short-term uncertainty, the reforms that have been put in place in recent years should stand the Kingdom in good stead over the longer term.

The dramatic slowdown in industrial production, energy demand and transport activity in the first quarter of 2020 has led to significantly lower levels of air pollution, sparking debate over whether the coronavirus outbreak will lead to permanent shifts in consumer and industrial behaviours that could reorient economic policy towards sustainable development goals.


How is Qatargas planning to mitigate the effects of what are expected to be major shifts between excess supply and demand in the next five years?

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