KAPSARC to Participate in CERAWeek by S&P Global 2023

(KAPSARC, 5.Mar.2023) — The Riyadh-based King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) will join the world’s energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers at the 41st annual CERAWeek by S&P Global, to be held from 6-10 March in Houston, Texas. 

KAPSARC is an affiliate partner of this year’s CERAWeek and is committed to helping shape a more sustainable future for the global energy sector through its research initiatives and public engagement. It has been spearheading the circular carbon economy framework, an international policy prescription for a pragmatic and inclusive energy transition through managing and reducing emissions.

“We welcome the participation of KAPSARC, with its broad commitment to research program on global energy issues, at CERAWeek 2023,” said Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, S&P Global and CERAWeek conference chair. 

KAPSARC will be represented at CERAWeek by its President, Fahad Alajlan, who will be speaking on an executive conference panel titled “Can this Energy Transition Be a Revolution?” on 8 March at 3:15 p.m. Central Time (CT). The panel will explore the future of the energy transition in a global context and discuss how different countries can respond to climate challenges.

Adam Sieminski, KAPSARC’s Senior Advisor to the Board, will participate on a panel with other esteemed leaders to discuss “Why the Hydrogen Rainbow Is a Useless Metric” on 6 March at 4:30 p.m. CT. The session will focus on the potential risks of a fragmented hydrogen market and the hydrogen economy.

Axel Pierru, Interim Vice-President of Knowledge and Analysis at KAPSARC, is scheduled to give a presentation of the Center’s latest data on the management of oil price volatility, “OPEC+ Impact on Oil Price Volatility,” on 9 March at 3:30 p.m. CT. He will discuss how concerted actions by the larger OPEC+ community have affected prices, including during the tumultuous period in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walid Matar, a Fellow in KAPSARC’s Oil and Gas program, will participate in an Innovation Agora panel, “Confidence in GHG Estimation” on 7 March at 1:30 p.m. CT. The panel will discuss the reliability of greenhouse gas emission estimates, particularly around fugitive methane emissions. Matar will also discuss the steps needed to improve both our understanding of these datasets and the usefulness of information being provided to the market.

Fatih Yilmaz, a Fellow in the Climate and Sustainability program, is set to present solutions for “Bridging the Transition Investment Gaps: The Role of Sustainable Finance” in a net-zero agenda on 6 March at 4:00 p.m. CT. Yilmaz will provide an overview of transition investment gaps across different regions and in a selection of countries. He will also provide an overview of key issues in the global climate finance landscape that are impeding scaling-up efforts.


The 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.


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