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Saudi Arabia energy report

Saudi Arabia energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Saudi Arabia energy market data.

Saudi Arabia energy report
Update: August, 2017
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 32 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Saudi Arabia energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Saudi Arabia. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2016 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    A new ministry is responsible for the energy sector: the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, which is now in charge of all energy policies.

    It was set up in May 2016 and brings together the activities of two former ministries, namely the whole portfolio of...

  • Energy Companies


    Saudi Aramco has exclusive access to gas exploration and production. However, in 2004 the Natural Gas Initiative resulted in the awarding of four exploration and production contracts in the Rub' Al-Khali region (also known as the Empty Quarter). Several International Oil Companies (IOCs)...

  • Energy Supply


    Saudi Arabia has the world's largest conventional oil reserves (approximately 266 Gbl or 36 Gt at end-2016). More than half of those reserves are concentrated in 8 fields, the most important of which is Ghawar (the largest onshore field in the world with 70 Gbl of reserves, i.e. a little more...

  • Energy Prices


    Natural gas prices are regulated as well. The price for industry is low and remained stable for decades at around US$0.26/MMbtu before a 65% increase in January 2016 to US$0.43/MMbtu.

  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita is very high, reaching 6.9 toe in 2016, including about 9 600 kWh.

    Total energy consumption is increasing very rapidly (by 4.5%/year on average) and has more than doubled since 2000. Saudi Arabia is the fifth largest consumer of oil in the world (2016).


  • Issues & Prospects


    Many projects are currently underway, with the Government aiming to reach 30 GW of additional capacity by 2020. The Ministry of Energy, Industry and Natural Resources estimates that the country will need to invest US$133bn in power projects over the next ten years to meet rising energy demand,...

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In the Saudi Arabia market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-Energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Map of natural gas infrastructure
  • GRAPH 6: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 7: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2016, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2016, %)

In the Saudi Arabia market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Saudi Arabia market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2016 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Saudi Arabia Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Saudi Arabia energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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