Expertise of Marcial Ocampo- now available for engagement (projects and consultancy or fixed employment)

June 19th, 2013 1 Comment   Posted in energy technology expert

Expertise of Marcial Ocampo – now available for engagement (projects and consultancy or fixed employment)

Conventional and Renewable Energy Statistics (historical, forecast)

Renewable Energy Supply/Demand and Tariff Studies

Renewable Energy Resource Assessment (wind, solar, mini-hydro) and Optimal Configuration Studies

Clean Coal and Conventional Coal Project Finance and Feasibility Studies

Electricity Supply/Demand and Tariff Studies (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, island grids) More »

HOW TO MINIMIZE FLOODING IN CENTRAL LUZON AND THE MARIKINA VALLEY AND METRO MANILA

August 21st, 2013 3 Comments   Posted in Dam water release

HOW TO MINIMIZE FLOODING IN CENTRAL LUZON AND THE MARIKINA VALLEY AND METRO MANILA

The San Roque Dam was designed for a 50-year return flood frequency. Since Typhoon Ondoy and Peping were of the order to a 75-100 year flood, it is thus imperative to lower the dam rule curve by 4-5 meters which is the equivalent of 1 major storm. Please note that it took 6 typhoons to fill up the San Roque Dam to its operating level to provide both power and irrigation during summer. More »

The Boeing 787 is Doomed, Unless it Gets out of the Battery

July 13th, 2013 1 Comment   Posted in Green Plane

The Boeing 787 is Doomed, Unless it Gets out of the Battery

There is something fundamentally wrong with Boeing 787. It has too many batteries that needs to store a large amount of energy in a very small space called cell. More »

How to compute prices of gasoline and diesel

July 13th, 2013 No Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

BusinessWorld
http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=How-to-compute-prices-of-gasoline-and-diesel&id=73169
Thursday, July 11, 2013 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

How to compute prices of gasoline and diesel

Strategic   Perspective René B. Azurin

SINCE PUMP prices of oil products are again rising, prompting the usual round of demonstrations against “overpricing,” I thought it would be useful to bring to everyone’s attention the pricing model developed by the Independent Oil Price Review Committee (IOPRC) which was tasked last year to study the reasonableness of retail prices of gasoline and diesel. More »

Why the Asiana Airline Boing 777 Crashed – No one cared about safety inside the plane and on the SF airport

July 10th, 2013 4 Comments   Posted in Flight Safety

Why the Asiana Airline Boing 777 Crashed – No one cared about safety inside the plane and on the SF airport

The plane crashed because the other pilots were busy drinking coffee while the pilot in training was playing at the yoke.

Seriously, it crashed because of a series of simple events that no one noticed was leading to a dangerous situation: More »

Short-Term and Long-Term Solution to the Mindanao Power Crisis

March 29th, 2013 No Comments   Posted in optimal load dispatch

 Short-Term and Long-Term Solution to the Mindanao Power Crisis

Mindanao needs temporarily for the next 5 years turbo-charged high-efficiency diesel genset units (4 x 50mw) in a power barge configuration. While it may appear expensive on a per kwh basis, it is operated only when there is a power deficiency, and its cost will be due to capacity fees (to recover capital costs for its 5-year deployment), operating & maintenance fees (to recover manpower, spare parts and admin fees) and fuel costs (pass thru fuel conversion costs). More »

Face-saving Measures to End Sabah Stand-off Needed

March 9th, 2013 1 Comment   Posted in Sabah Claim

Face-saving Measures to End Sabah Stand-off Needed

The problem with Sultan Kiram is he is acting alone, then expects the Philippine gov’t to bail him out of this problem, holding everyone hostage, to make the face-saving measures.

At this point, the only viable face-saving activities are: More »

Gov’t to change renewable energy mix

February 26th, 2013 4 Comments   Posted in feed-in tariff

Gov’t to change renewable energy mix

Inquirer News, November 1st, 2012

The Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to reallocate the installation targets among the renewable energy sources in favor of the more expensive solar and wind power projects.

Energy Undersecretary Jose Layug Jr. assured the public, however, that such an action would not increase the feed-in-tariff (FIT) allowance—or the universal levy to be collected from all power consumers for the use of renewable energy facilities—beyond the estimate of 5 centavos per-kilowatt-hour (kWh). More »

How the Philippines Recovered and Stabilized its Economic and Fiscal Situation – master plan

January 18th, 2013 7 Comments   Posted in Philippine Master Plan

How the Philippines Recovered and Stabilized its Economic and Fiscal Situation – master plan

A power point presentation was prepared and here is the outline of that presentation. If you need a copy of the power pt presentation in pdf format, please email me your interest and I will email you arrangements and how to make the donation for sharing the information to your country.

energydataexpert@gmail.com

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How to Get Out of this Global Financial Meltdown – a suggested approach

January 18th, 2013 No Comments   Posted in global financial meltdown

How to Get Out of this Global Financial Meltdown – a suggested approach

Oil Crisis, US Recession and Global Financial Meltdown

As early as 2007, signs of economic recession have been observed throughout the world.  By end December 2007, the international price of crude oil went past $100 per barrel.  Continued speculation in the world markets as well as increased demand pushed the price to its maximum of $147 per barrel by July 2008. More »

The Secret to Long Life

December 7th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in surviving cancer

The Secret to Long Life

I have a secret.
The secret to long life and good health. But it needs an important element. More »

Marcial Ocampo – the Energy Technology Expert (now available for projects and consultancy or fixed employment)

November 1st, 2012 5 Comments   Posted in energy technology expert

Marcial Ocampo – the Energy Technology Expert (now available for projects and consultancy or fixed employment)

Today, at 2pm on December 6, 2012, the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) and the Energy Management Association of the Philippines (ENMAP now ENPAP) will confer on Marcial a SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD for his significant contributions to goals and achievements of the energy conservation (ENERCON) and energy efficiency initiatives of the government and private sector. The venue of the awards giving is the MERALCO Multi-Purpose Hall. Please be there my friends at the DOE, PNOC, PBR, PETRON, PETRONAS PHIL, DOST, FIRST GEN, UNDP, ADB and WB-IFC.

Marcial T. Ocampo is a Chemical Engineer and placed 2nd place during the 1973 Chemical Engineering Board Examination. Marcial also pursued advanced studies when he finished his M.S. Combustion and Energy from University of Leeds, UK. More »

Was Hurricane Sandy a conspiracy to re-elect President Obama?

November 1st, 2012 1 Comment   Posted in Global Warming

Was Hurricane Sandy a conspiracy to re-elect President Obama?

A computer program that can create a perfect storm? Not even the atomic bomb unleashed on Japan at the end of World War II made an impact on weather! Weather disturbance now is a result of global warming – higher temperature makes warmer atmospheric and surface water molecules causing water in the oceans to vaporize in greater amounts and when suddenly cooled, condenses, creates pressure differenials, and as the world’s atmosphere attempts to rebalance the pressures, the rush from high pressure to low pressure areas results in super typhoons of incredible wind speeds bringing with it saturated and moisture laden air giving us stupendous rainfall in a very short time – saturating the land and inundating low-lying areas that people have no time to evacuate. Global Warming is real and Americans must believe in it so it could be part of the solution – not believing in it – is a political problem of of American leaders. They could not convince their citizens because they are controlled by fossil-based companies of America. What a shame. America the great could not comprehend science, yet it sends man to the moon and hopes to reach Mars. But it could not solve problems here on earth. Greed of fossil-based America. Time to go Renewable. Invest so that the world, including America, will be a better place to leave. America must not drag the entire world to its foolishness. Reform America. The tipping point is near. A few more rise in temperature within this century, the polar ice will melt, the seas will rise, and half of mankind will sink into the oceans deprived of homes and sources of livelihood. And all because fossil-based and greedy corporations of America don’t believe in Global Warming, and their dog-leashed Americal Political Leaders can’t say otherwise, or their Presidential ambitions will go to waste for lack of political funding. How Sad. America is going to the Dogs.

 

Oil Pump Price Model – Excel Spreadsheet

September 14th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

Oil Pump Price Model – Excel Spreadsheet

Calculation model for the following products:

  98 Octane – Super Premium
  95 Octane – Premium
  93 Octane – Unleaded
  87 Octane – Regular / Naphtha
  Avgas
  Kerosene
  Avturbo
  Low Sulfur Diesel
  Regular Diesel
  Low Sulfur Fuel Oil
  Bunker C Fuel Oil
  Lubricating Oils
  LPG – Cooking
  LPG – Power / Automotive

 

Click the link below to order, remit payment via PayPal, then download in one easy step. More »

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Annexes

September 13th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Annexes

The last part of this 3-part series presents the results of applying the oil pump price calculation model into the 1974-June 2012 historical data on pump price, import costs, taxes and government imposts, logistical and transport costs, biofuels, and dealer margin. More »

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Analysis and Conclusions

September 12th, 2012 7 Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Analysis and Conclusions

 

Analysis and Conclusions

 

This chapter presents the evolution and derivation of the oil pump price formula. There is a need to develop an oil pump price formula simply because the oil companies never divulge their oil company gross margin which is the residual or price difference when we subtract from the actual pump price all the importation value adding activities such as supply cost or FOB/MOPS/Dubai, ocean freight and insurance, customs duty, BOC fee, import processing fee, customs doc stamps, bank charge, arrastre charge, wharfage charge, and excise tax or specific tax to arrive at the 12% VAT on all importation activities, and all local value adding activities such as oil company gross margin, transshipment, pipeline, depot operation, biofuels, hauler’s fee and dealer’s margin to arrive at the 12% VAT on local activities. More »

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Introduction

September 12th, 2012 2 Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Introduction

Introduction

This technical paper will present the various oil pump price calculation model (regulated and de-regulated periods) which together with the supply cost, end pump price, taxes (customs duty, special duty or Estanislao Peso, excise tax or specific tax, value added tax or VAT), biofuels (10% ETHANOL gasoline blend and 2% CME BIODIESEL blend), logistical costs (transshipment, pipeline, depot operation, hauling fee), and dealer’s margin will be subsequently used to calculate the residual component (by difference) that goes to the oil company (refiner, importer/marketer). More »

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Executive Summary

September 11th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

Philippine Oil Pump Price Calculation Model and Oil Company Gross Margin – Executive Summary

 An Independent Oil Price Review Committee (IOPRC) recently completed its study and submitted its findings to the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE), the print and broadcast media, and conducted a public consultation at the UP School of Economics to interested parties such as NGOs, oil company associations, academe.

The IOPRC concluded that domestic oil prices of gasoline and diesel tracked changes in the international price of oil (Mean of Platts Singapore or MOPS) based on statistical and regression analysis. It also found that the return on equity (ROE) and internal rate of return (IRR) of the oil companies (refiners, importers) on an annual average are reasonable and lower when compared to returns of other utilities and industries such as power generation, telecom, mining and that the oil company gross margin (in % and absolute Pesos per Liter) which was computed by subtracting from the pump price all taxes and government fees, logistical costs, dealers margin and cost of the imported oil were not excessive as generally alleged. More »

Independent Oil Price Review Committee (IOPRC) found no Overpricing

September 6th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Oil Pricing Formula

Independent Oil Price Review Committee (IOPRC) found no Overpricing

In today’s news (Philippine Start, Sep 6, 2012, page B-3), the IOPRC released its findings after presenting the results to the DOE Secretary Rene Almendras and subsequently in a press conference at the DOE.

“Contrary to popular belief, oil companies are not overpricing their fuel products and are, in fact, merely tracking international price adjustments”, says the press report.   More »

De-Politicizing Public Transport Fare Adjustment – Incremental Cost Model

September 4th, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Transport Fare

De-Politicizing Public Transport Fare Adjustment – Incremental Cost Model

In an oil deregulated regime, wherein oil companies adjust prices on a weekly or monthly basis in response to rapid changes in the international prices of crude oil and finished petroleum products, the public transport sector normally bears the brunt of the price adjustments since the public fare structure is subject to public hearings at the Land Transport Franchising & Regulatory Board (LFTRB) before any upward or downward adjustments are approved and implemented. More »

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