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    Cost-Benefit analysis of Iran-Europe Natural gas pipeline in the field of Economics, Environment and Energy Security

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Nabavizadeh Rafsanjani, Pouya (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The intermediary between Consumer and market of Natural gas is long transportation pipeline. Analysis of different dimension is a prerequisite for constructing these infrastructures. This study has been done in the fields of economics, environment and energy security. The proposed pipeline, which is called Islamic pipeline, passes through different countries, Iraq, Syria, Greece and Italy. It carries natural gas and feeds Europe gas requirements, also passes the Mediterranean Sea, which includes underwater pipe-laying technology that has been considered. Economic analysis of this project calculated, using Cost-Benefit analysis. Environmental issues has been identified and classified,... 

    Assessment of Caspian Gas Transit and its Effects on the Interests of the Iranian Desired

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Khakpour, Hossein (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    In this project a model for the analysis and assessment of gas transit in the Caspian Sea and its effects on the desired benefits of the approach of decision-making, has been developed.
    The first comprehensive review of the supply and demand of gas in the world and the countries of the Caspian region and the cast has been affecting world energy developments.After a comprehensive analysis of the status of the gas transit routes from the Caspian region and provided. Then, using the Delphi method and elite views the main criteria related to gas transit and affecting the interests of the countries of the Caspian region to determine the detailed criteria for each main criterion was determined... 

    (Assessing the Role of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology on Iran’s Oncoming Energy System(Technology Deployment Policy Making

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Banan, Zoya (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Based on International Energy Agency studies, achievement of 450 ppm CO2-equivalent emission target in global emission means that the CO2 emissions in 2050 must be reduced to %50 of 2005 level, and this implies that a portfolio of emission reduction policies and strategies need to be exploited through current century.
    At the present time, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology is a dominant strategy among all the long-term carbon abatement strategies in many countries. Nevertheless, its potential as a climate mitigating option will be proved, only if it is implemented in the countries which are developing at a great pace and taking advantage of fossil fuels in order to afford their... 

    Investigation of the Feasibility and the Model of Energy-based Interactions between Iran and Iraq

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Maleksabet, Abbas (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    In this project Iran and Iraq energy relation is investigate. Considering the Importance and the capacity of Iran and Iraq in world and Middle East energy and the geopolitics of these two countries, a good economic relationship between them, especially in energy domain, can highly improve their sustainable relations. In this research the Agent Based Modeling is used for studying Iran and Iraq relationship. In Agent Based Modeling the overall system behavior is made up of individual agents’ behavior. In this modeling, the agents decide based on their own behavioral rules and also their status. In this study Iran and Iraq are modelled as two agents. The state of the two countries in energy,... 

    Study of Caspian Energy Markets with Respect the Energy Demand Security of Caspian Countries

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Vedadi Kalantar, Saeed (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The promotion of oil and gas industry of a country or region requires foreign and long-term investments. Ensuring the security of demand is one of the major driving forces for increasing investments in oil and gas sectors.The status of the Caspian markets in terms of energy demand security is the main issue in this study. Just like security of supply, security of energy demand will not be affected by economic logic alone, but the combination of various factors should be considered; So in this study Combined criteria was developed.According to the horizons of policy making for the energy export of Caspian, 2015 year as the recent past, 2020 as the medium-term and 2030 as the long-term have... 

    Energy Policy in the Buildings: Provide Policies to Improve Energy Intensity in the Building Sector

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ahmadi, Moein (Author) ; maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Energy efficiency for Iran, which has large reserves of oil and gas but also has a high energy consumption is important because it ensures the country's energy security and saving each energy unit creates energy exports opportunity. Buildings have high energy saving potential; this sector uses about thirty percent of energy consumption (about half the gas and thirty percent of the annual electricity consumption). Households are not motivated in saving energy because government pays energy subsidy. In this research building energy consumption (in Tehran) modeled by bottom up approach. Then the effect of economic incentive tools such as subsidy, loan and tax on motivation in energy saving... 

    Future Studies of Sustainability Indicators of Iranian Supply Energy System

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Nejatian, Mohammad Ebrahim (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    According to current trend of energy production and consumption in the world, economic problems in various countries and too many eco-system disorders in which created by an unsustainable trend in development, recently, the concept of “sustainability” and in the following “sustainable development” has been featured by scientists, researchers and policy makers in different scientific disciplines specially energy system engineering. Therefore exact recognition of unsustainability of local and global energy supply and demand system is very essential. In this research after selection of five energy indicators for sustainable development by Delphi and MCDM methods, future perspective of Iranian... 

    Investigation of Economic Incentives for Reducing Energy Intensity in Industrial Sector

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Abdoli, Adel (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The trend of increasing energy intensity in the country, despite awareness of the officials and managers of the need to take action to improve it, is ongoing. Various studies conducted worldwide to improve the productivity of energy. These studies suggest ways for improving energy intensity; suggestions that will never be implemented, because of lack of utility consideration of actors. In this research, in search for energy intensity reduction barriers in the industrial sector of the country, a game theoretical approach has been applied. In this study’s modeling, energy consuming firms as an actor, compete with each other and the government as an important actor in the implementation or... 

    Strategies for Iranian Natural Gas Resources by Economic Optimization Based on MCDM Analysis

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Bakhteeyar, Halleh (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Due to rising demand of Natural gas in the global market and expected natural gas production soar in Iran which holds largest natural gas reserved in the world, addressing the optimal allocation of natural gas resources considering the role of Iran in global trade is of utmost importance to researchers as well as policy makers . The aim of this research is to develop a decision making tool which optimally allocate the natural gas resources. To develop this tool, qualitative and quantitative models of Multi-Criteria decision making considering energy security, economic and environment criteria are coupled to find the bests alternative options of natural gas exploration and the economic... 

    Economic Analysis of Energy Supply Security based on Energy Security Indices

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Kanani Maman, Yaser (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    As a problem, generally, energy security components do not interfere with the calculation of the optimal energy supply situation. In this paper, we are looking to find a solution to make a framework of the impact of energy security on energy supply in order to obtain comprehensive analysis of the economic optimal point. Method is based on the competition of energy costs to meet demand during the study period. Threats that have been addressed in the energy security are seen as risky and stochastic parameters in the model. The nature of these parameters is of uncertainty type, therefore, based on the probable scenarios of the stochastic model, the perspective of the energy supply system is... 

    Good Governance Structure for Securing the Supply of Oil Products at Iran's Transportation Sector

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghorbani, Ali (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The oil refining industry, as the first oil supply chain, is of great importance. By examining the issue of the Iranian Oil Refining Industry, using the game theory, one can find an accurate analysis of the barriers to the development of this industry. For this purpose, the main factors affecting the oil refining industry, the government and the refinery's owner, are modeled and their benefits are considered. By examining the relationship between these actors and their actions, the following strategies are proposed to improve the administration and regulate the Iranian oil refining industry:
    1- Refining feed prices, according to the quality of crude oil (sulfur content and API... 

    Development of an Analytical Framework for Evaluation of Climate Change Mitigation Policies on Iran’s Energy Security

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Eshraghi, Hadi (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Climate change and energy security are key drivers for future energy policy. While energy security has been a pillar of energy policy for about a century, concern about climate change is more recent and is bound to radically change the landscape of energy policy. Policy makers are now under increasing pressure to address these twin challenges: to develop cost-effective policies that will both ensure the security of our energy system and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Main Effort in this Project is to construct an integrated model of Iran’s energy system to serve as a policy analysis tool, by which policymakers are able to identify the future effects of a wide range of policies in... 

    Make Policy for Optimizing Iran Gas Export

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Alvandi, Mehdi (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    This project examines four alternatives such as pipelines, oil injection wells, LNG & GTL in the purpose of Iran gas utilization. In this Project four strategies using cost/benefit analysis are examined. For this purpose, at first the cost of inlet feed gas per Mmbtu are calculated. Then regarding various scenarios of average world gas prices for the following thirty years, the cost & benefit of any way will be counted. Then with the use of energy security, the project will make energy policy. For this purpose, Shannon indicator will be used as one of the most reliable indicators. Due to the of use this indicator, the popular project will be chosen accordingly as a certain amount of gas the... 

    Institutional Analysis on Impediments over Fuel Consumption Reduction at Iran's Transportation Niches

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Saket, Mohammad Javad (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The transportation sector is the largest oil consumer sector in the world. Iran is no exception to this, and the transportation sector, especially road transport, has a large share of oil and energy consumption in Iran. Diesel supply security in The road transport system has been implemented but it has not been properly managed for gasoline, as the country has been an importer of gasoline for many years and large cities suffering the pollution caused by light duty vehicles. Analyze the transportion of light duty vehicle by the game theory method can detect the barriers to reducing fuel consumption. For this purpose, the main Actors affecting the transport of light duty vehicles - people,... 

    Lithium ion Battery Technology Development Policy Making on Iranʼs Oncoming Energy System Based on the Technological Innovation System Approach

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Esmkhani, Ali (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Lithium ion battery is one of the innovative and emerging technologies in energy sector that has played a major role in electricity supply security by integration of renewable energy technologies in electrical grid, implementation of electrical transportation system and de-carbonation of the both sectors in recent years. On the other hand, the formation of the potential market of technology as one of the functions of the technological innovation system plays an essential role in creation and advancement of innovation in the energy sector. Therefore, in this thesis, the development of lithium ion battery technology in Iran has been investigated from the perspective of the technology market in... 

    Iran’s Strategies to Access to China’s LNG Markets: Using Game Theory

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ranjgari, Hossein (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    This study will examine the interests of Iran in entering one of the largest and most outreaching LNG markets which is China. In order to examine these interests, understanding China's policy on importing LNG and the competitive environment in this market is necessary. First, the decision theory is used to simulate China's policy on adjusting the import mix during the demand growth period of 2011 to 2017.This provides a simulated picture of its policy on increasing demand for the 2020. Then, the behavior of other LNG exporting countries to China is analyzed using game theory approach. By analyzing the sensitivity of the parameters in which uncertainty exist, it was revealed that Iran's... 

    Small Capital Encouragement for Financing Oil Exploration and Production Sector

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Bagherpour, Sajjad (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Due to financial resources constraints, the country's oil industry, especially the upstream oil sector accounting for most of the country's foreign exchange and budget revenues, has not been developed. Thanks to the international sanctions against our country, the conventional financing methods are difficult to use anymore. According to the the current circumstances, the alternative sources of funding using modern approaches are necessary. Moreover, small capital is one of the alternative sources with the high potential for the high level of the liquidity in the society. This study, investigates the financial tools regarding capital market to attract small capital in order to finance... 

    Iran’s Economic Strategies to Participate Japan’s LNG Market by Using Game Theory

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mirzakhani, Mahdi (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Iran has the second largest gas reserves in the world with huge gas reserves about 32 trillion cubic meters. The expansion of gas exports in recent decades has been accompanied by liquefied natural gas exports, with the LNG industry growing rapidly due to the inability to export gas via pipeline to distant markets. The expansion of the LNG industry around the world, there have been various markets for this product that the Southeast Asian market being the largest market for this product and Japan is the largest importer in this sector.Specific mechanisms of the Japanese market, which have separated it from the rest of the LNG importing countries, are the extension of long-term contracts for... 

    Assessing the Capacity of the Renewables as the Industrial Driving Force Rather than the Energy Provider, Case Study: Feasibility Study of Wind Turbine Manufacturing in Iran

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Kafizadeh Kashan, Maryam (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Facing the two challenges of the recession and rising requirement to reduce carbon emissions have led countries around the world to look for ways to promote economic productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the meantime, the appearance of renewable energies has the potential to grow and diversify the economy, in addition to providing an effective solution to meet the growing demand for energy. The impact of development of the renewables industry on the economy for each country and each type of renewables can be examined separately. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the development role of wind energy industry as the motive engine of industry and specifically answer two... 

    Impacts Analysis of Discriminatory Pricing Policies Implementation in the Framework of Iran’s Subsidies Targeting law

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Salarkia, Hamed (Author) ; Maleki, Abbas (Supervisor)
    The subsidies targeting law was ratified on October 23, 2009. At mentioned law appointed that the government redistributes up to 50% of earned revenues from price reforming of energy carriers to households by cash and non-cash payments and 30% of earned revenues to the production sector. But reports studies indicate that from 2010 to 2016, the government allocated 93.4% of the revenues to households in cash and non-cash and only 0.7% to the production sector. It can, therefore, be concluded that the subsidies targeting law has not been properly implemented. Indeed, the government has not only failed to fully reform energy carriers prices, but also has increased the households’ share of...