Saudi recognized for work on energy consumption

Yousef Al-Shammari. (SPA)
Updated 30 August 2016

Saudi recognized for work on energy consumption

RIYADH: Yousef Al-Shammari, A Saudi researcher at the University of Vienna, has won recognition overseas for his work on energy consumption. His research was included in the top 20 scientific papers to be presented at the World Energy Conference (WEC) in Istanbul in October 2016.
Last Friday, WEC announced the list of its top 20 scientists in the field of energy. The list included Al-Shammari. Other top scientists in the field of energy were from Germany, Britain, the US, Canada, India, France, Brazil, Argentina, the Netherlands, and Japan.
The research paper presented by Al-Shammari discussed the possibility of reducing carbon emissions in the Kingdom by 80 percent to achieve climate targets under low and medium oil prices.
The Saudi researcher recommended the promotion of investments in the separation and storage of carbon dioxide technology.
He also underscored the importance of raising the efficiency of energy consumption to reduce emission costs.
His research discussed the direct relationship between oil prices and the economic feasibility of carbon dioxide injection to improve production.
Al-Shammari, the only Arab member at the World Energy Council, expressed thanks to all those who have helped him in his research.

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreements during Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh

Updated 14 October 2019

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreements during Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh

  • King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcome Russian leader at Al-Yamamah Palace
  • 20 deals of cooperation were signed between the two countries

DUBAI: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Riyadh on Monday on his first visit since 2007, and was welcomed to Al-Yamamah Palace by Saudi King Salman as well as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar earlier personally welcomed the Russian leader as he disembarked from his aircraft at King Khalid International Airport.

An official welcoming ceremony was held in honor of Putin and various agreements were signed between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russia including an oil cooperation pact.


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Some 20 agreements were signed between the two countries, in a ceremony overseen by the king, crown prince, Putin and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Arabia's SALIC signed an agreement to team up in searching for investment projects in the Russian agricultural sector, RDIF said in a statement on Monday.

A string of multi-million-dollar investment contracts were also signed in the aerospace, culture, health and advanced technology sectors.

Putin’s “long-awaited” visit will include discussions on “further cooperation to stabilize prices on the world carbohydrate market” as well as the situation in Syria, the Gulf and Yemen.

The Russian leader, in an interview with Arab broadcasters and aired on Sunday ahead of his arrival, described the “very good relations” with the Saudi leadership.

“We consider Saudi Arabia a friendly nation. I have very good relations with both the King and the Crown Prince,” Putin said, and noted the improved bilateral relations between both countries.


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Putin in the interview likewise condemned the Sept. 14 attacks on Aramco facilities, and said “such actions do not bring any positive results to anybody, including perpetrators,” as they do not have a strong effect on the market.

“We condemn any such actions, end of story. This is the official position … regardless of who stood behind the incident,” the Russian president commented.

A forum attended by Saudi Arabian and Russian business leaders and government officials earlier Monday resulted in the signing of several agreements between companies of both countries.