Islamic Finance and the Energy Sector

28 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2015

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Hamed Ghoddusi

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; Economic Research Forum

Sajjad Khoshroo

University of Oxford - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; White & Case LLP

Date Written: February 16, 2015

Abstract

This paper analyzes existing experiences with Islamic financing of energy projects. We argue that Islamic finance provides an additional channel to attract financial resources to improve energy efficiency, access to energy, and a sustainable energy supply. Major forms of Islamic finance methods used in the energy sector (including gas, petrochemical, and power projects) are reviewed based on real-world cases. A review of the limitations of Islamic finance in the energy sector and a set of policy recommendations are offered.

Keywords: Energy Finance, Energy Supply, Access to Energy, Islamic Project Finance, Middle East

JEL Classification: Q43, E22, Q16, G20

Suggested Citation

Ghoddusi, Hamed and Khoshroo, Sajjad, Islamic Finance and the Energy Sector (February 16, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2565812 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2565812

Hamed Ghoddusi (Contact Author)

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo ( email )

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
United States

Economic Research Forum ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

Sajjad Khoshroo

University of Oxford - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

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