Sheikhs on barrels: what Saudi Arabians think about energy security

Bambawale, Malavika Jain and Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) Sheikhs on barrels: what Saudi Arabians think about energy security. Contemporary Arab Affairs, 4 (2). pp. 208-224. ISSN 1755-0912

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Abstract

The concept of energy security as understood by a sample of Saudi Arabian residents representing different demographic and occupational characteristics is explored. Based on a review of the academic literature concerning energy security for Saudi Arabia, a working set of eight testable hypotheses, related to (1) energy trade, (2) centralization and participation in energy decisions, (3) pricing of energy products, (4) research and development in new energy technologies, (5) security of supply and domestic resource depletion, (6) affordability of energy, (7) energy efficiency, and (8) water availability, is created. These hypotheses are then compared with the results of a survey instrument completed by 298 Saudi respondents, before the article concludes with implications for policy‐makers and energy analysts.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 08:55
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 14:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58247
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