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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, 2020
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 30 (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 2019 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

    The Ministry of Energy is in charge of the energy sector and all energy policies. The environment is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.

    The decrease in oil prices that took place between 2014 and 2016 has significantly impacted Saudi Arabia's economy, which remains heavily dependent on oil. Export revenues have recovered slightly since 2016 ...

  • 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) were involved, all in partnership with Saudi Aramco: SRAK (South Rub Al Khali, JV with Shell and ...

  • Energy Supply


    Saudi Arabia has the world's largest conventional oil reserves by far (approximately 285 Gbl at end-2019). 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 48 Gbl of reserves, followed by Safaniya, the largest offshore field in the world (37 Gbl).

    The country has the 6th largest gas ...

  • Energy Prices


    Prices are regulated and were frozen between 2000 and 2015. In 2016, the prices for industry were raised by 50% to reach US$4.8c/kWh, while residential prices doubled to US$2.7c/kWh and further increased in 2018 to equal those of the industry sector.


  • Energy Consumption

    Consumption per capita is very high, reaching 6 toe in 2019, including about 8 MWh of electricity.

    Total energy consumption has been declining compared to 2015, despite a +1% increase to 207 Mtoe in 2019, due to subsidy cuts and economic slowdown among others. Before that, it increased rapidly until 2015 (6%/year since 2000), driven by high sustained economic growth, combined with low ...

  • Issues & Prospects

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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 (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 8: Total consumption market share by energy (2019, %)
  • GRAPH 9: Final consumption market share by sector (2019, %)

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.

2019 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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