"Burning oil to keep cool: the hidden energy crisis in Saudi Arabia."

A RIIA report: “Saudi Arabia’s place in the world oil market is threatened by unrestrained domestic fuel consumption ….on the current trajectory, Saudi Arabia’s domestic energy consumption could limit its exports of oil within a decade. This would have a severe effect on government spending, over 80% of which is dependent on oil revenues. Ultimately, it may reduce Saudi Arabia’s spare production capacity, causing greater volatility in the world oil markets. ….simulations show that adding renewable and nuclear power based on current estimates will only delay the onset of an intractable fiscal deficit by a couple of years. An ambitious effort to increase energy efficiency is also essential.”