Title

A game theory approach to Philippines-OPEC oil situation with a brief analysis to the distribution of oil products to different regions of the Philippines

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with specialization in Business Applications

Subject Categories

Mathematics

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Mathematics and Statistics Department

Abstract/Summary

In this paper, we analyze the various possibilities when it comes to the relationship between OPEC and the Philippines. We use a game theory approach to interpret and suggest what the Philippines can do to have oil stability and to withstand increasing oil prices. Seen as a Prisoner's Dilemma game, we examine the four possible scenarios: OPEC and the Philippines cooperate, OPEC imposes its will, Philippines imposes its will, and lastly, status quo. These discussions are based on the paper, Energy Challenges for Europe - Scenarios of the Importance of Natural Gas Prices from a Game Theory Perspective by Gheorghe Hurduzeu and Maria-Floriana Popescu [27]. We also use data in 2017 to formulate a transportation model involving two oil companies, Shell and Petron, aiming to find an efficient way of distributing oil products all over the country minimizing distance which is assumed to be proportional to cost. The obtained solution suggests transporting gas and diesel from only one refinery to a particular depot.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTU017656

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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