Resource Guide:

Energy Supply Breakdown in Saudi Arabia

  • % Coal
  • % Gas
  • % Petroleum
  • % Nuclear Power
  • % Renewable Energy
Number of Operable Reactors 0
Number of Reactors Under Construction 0
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Challenges

• The lack of a 123 Agreement with the United States fuels significant concerns about the KSA’s nuclear power program, as without a 123 Agreement Saudi Arabia’s ability to import nuclear technologies would be severely hampered • Even if the U.S. government and Saudi Arabia are able to sign a 123 Agreement, it is far from a sure thing that the U.S. Senate would approve the measure, as some in Congress worry about the stability of the Saudi regime and are concerned what would happen to nuclear components should the regime fall

Opportunities

• Soaring electricity demand has already led to a significant increase in the proportion of oil and gas production reserved for domestic electricity, necessitating an additional energy source • Over the next 16 years the KSA plans to construct 16 nuclear power reactors at a cost of more than $100 billion