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Tim Daiss

Contributor since: 23 Feb 2018

Tim Daiss

I'm an oil markets analyst, journalist and author that has been working out of the Asia-Pacific region for 12 years. I’ve covered oil, energy markets and geopolitics for Forbes, Platts, Interfax, NewsBase, Rigzone, and the UK-based Independent (newspaper) as well as providing energy markets analysis for subscription newsletters. I've also authored geopolitical reports and analysis for Singapore-based consultancy Enerdata.

My analysis and news reports have been cited in media outlets around the world, including in the US, Japan, China, Vietnam, the BBC in the UK, and Russia and have been translated into several languages and used in television news reports

I'm a former columnist for five Georgia-based newspapers, hosted a 30-minute news talk show on CBS affiliate WTOC-TV Savannah, and the author of four books.

Latest articles from Tim

  • The Overlooked Factor That Could Send Oil To $50

    Published 20 May 2019 | viewed 3,489 times

    It’s been almost three-and-a-half years since global oil prices dipped to precarious levels for major oil producing nations. Oil prices had plunged from more than…

  • Global Oil Shipping Concerns Rise Over Middle East Tensions

    Published 18 May 2019 | viewed 29,549 times

    While global oil markets are accustomed to factoring geopolitical uncertainty into oil prices, this kind of geopolitical fallout hasn’t been seen for a number of…

  • This Fast Growing LNG Market Is Scrambling For New Supply

    Published 16 May 2019 | viewed 8,301 times

    A senior Pakistani official said a few weeks ago that Qatar had emerged as the front runner for a long term liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Oil Addiction Won’t End Anytime Soon

    Published 15 May 2019 | viewed 5,352 times

    OPEC de facto leader and the world’s largest crude oil exporter Saudi Arabia is still trying to pivot away from over-reliance on crude oil export…

  • Russia Could Take Hold Of China’s Entire Gas Market

    Published 14 May 2019 | viewed 11,413 times

    As the trade war between the U.S. and China intensifies, with an increase in tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10…

  • What Beijing’s Retaliation Means For Oil

    Published 13 May 2019 | viewed 8,417 times

    Heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China over the last few days, that seemed to catch many media outlets and pundits off-guard, were actually…

  • Chinese Oil Majors Backtrack On Pledge To Buy Iranian Oil

    Published 11 May 2019 | viewed 24,949 times

    It was a question that just as recently as last week was still undecided. Would Beijing kowtow to Washington’s demand that it stop importing Iranian…

  • China’s Achilles Heel Is Its Soaring Energy Demand

    Published 09 May 2019 | viewed 7,726 times

    China continues to set records in numerous sectors, but there are some records better left alone, including drawing near to becoming the all-time global crude…

  • Qatar Doubles Down On LNG Expansion Despite Saudi Blockade

    Published 08 May 2019 | viewed 12,522 times

    Tiny gas-rich Qatar is pushing through with its plans to solidify its top spot as the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) player both in…

  • How Trump's Tweets Are Transforming Oil Markets

    Published 07 May 2019 | viewed 7,747 times

    You have to hand it to President Trump. He’s increasingly becoming the most indecisive president in U.S. history. His apparent and abrupt about-face on Sunday…

  • China Set To Defy U.S. Sanctions On Iran

    Published 06 May 2019 | viewed 38,014 times

    Tensions between Washington and Beijing could soon peak if China positions itself to defy President Trump’s repeal of Iranian oil sanctions waivers. On Saturday, noted…

  • China Invests In Game-Changing Arctic LNG Project

    Published 04 May 2019 | viewed 16,789 times

    Russia’s second largest natural gas producer, independent player Novatek, has signed up key participation from two state-owned Chinese oil majors in its massive Arctic LNG…

  • How The Renewable Revolution Is Reshaping Geopolitics

    Published 01 May 2019 | viewed 10,119 times

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) said last week that offshore wind energy is one of the most underused resources, with less than one-tenth of wind…

  • Will The Middle East Ever Lose Its Control Over Oil Markets?

    Published 29 April 2019 | viewed 5,995 times

    It’s only been a few years ago, amid the ramp-up in U.S. shale oil production, that many thought the country would replace Saudi Arabia as…

  • Saudis Look To Boost Gas Production In A Big Way

    Published 28 April 2019 | viewed 15,330 times

    OPEC de facto leader and the world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia has now officially joined the ranks of the world’s ever-expanding liquefied natural gas…

  • Iran Demands U.S. Apologize For “Illegal” Sanctions

    Published 25 April 2019 | viewed 7,467 times

    Global oil markets are still adjusting to President Trump’s decision on Monday to not extend the 180-day waiver for Iranian oil imports to the country’s…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Dream Of $85 Oil Is Closer Than Ever

    Published 24 April 2019 | viewed 27,953 times

    Things are starting to look good financially for Saudi Arabia again - very good. The de facto OPEC leader and world’s largest oil exporter said…

  • U.S. Energy Exports To Mexico Go Into Overdrive

    Published 23 April 2019 | viewed 10,277 times

    Amid the differences between the U.S. and Mexico recently, including different views over immigration and trade, relations in the energy patch continues to expand. In…

  • Trump's Latest Oil Market Gamble

    Published 22 April 2019 | viewed 19,633 times

    Global oil prices started the week by spiking around 3 percent on reports that Washington was preparing to announce that all buyers of Iranian oil…

  • Did This Gas Major Just Ensure Its Survival?

    Published 21 April 2019 | viewed 12,696 times

    Australia’s second largest independent gas producer, Santos Ltd., has posted a Q1 production record. The Adelaide-based company said production for the first quarter ending March…

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