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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

  • U.S. ‘’Oil Weapon’’ Could Change Geopolitics Forever

    Published 20 March 2019 | viewed 10,318 times

    In a dynamic that shows just how far U.S. oil production has come in recent years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday…

  • Asian LNG Prices Hit Three-Year Lows

    Published 20 March 2019 | viewed 2,540 times

    Just a few years ago, instead of watching just how far spot LNG prices in Asia could tumble, the opposite was true. In the aftermath…

  • Trade Tensions Are Keeping A Lid On Oil Prices

    Published 17 March 2019 | viewed 10,351 times

    Ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions continue to chip away at Chinese economic growth. China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Thursday that the country’s economy…

  • The Khashoggi Killing Is Driving Saudi Oil Diversification

    Published 14 March 2019 | viewed 6,045 times

    A Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that it was bringing those accused over the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi to justice.…

  • The Small Asian Nation With Big LNG Plans

    Published 13 March 2019 | viewed 9,534 times

    A senior official for CPC, Taiwan’s state-run energy firm, said on Tuesday that it could start building its third LNG import terminal by the middle…

  • The Oil Majors Aiming To Save Alaska’s LNG Dreams

    Published 12 March 2019 | viewed 7,108 times

    Less than two weeks after Alaska Gov. Michael Dunleavy  cast doubt over the $43 billion Alaska LNG project, two oil majors have resuscitated hope that…

  • Qatar’s Ace-In-The-Hole Against The Saudi Boycott

    Published 11 March 2019 | viewed 14,524 times

    Qatar’s Minister of Commerce and Industry said on Sunday that the country’s trade surplus reached $52 billion in 2018. This amount comes as the gas-rich…

  • Why Oil Markets Can’t Find A Solid Footing

    Published 09 March 2019 | viewed 8,541 times

    There are a myriad of factors influencing current global oil prices. On the supply side there is what can be called a back and forth…

  • Rubio’s “Full Gangster” Comments Hinder U.S.-Saudi Relations

    Published 07 March 2019 | viewed 7,752 times

    It didn’t take long for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s comments that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had “gone full gangster” to make the news…

  • Vietnam’s Energy Dilemma Is About To Become A Crisis

    Published 06 March 2019 | viewed 18,595 times

    Vietnam can’t seem to get a break. The country lies just beneath China, its giant neighbor to the north, and shares many of the same…

  • Is This The End Of Alaska’s LNG Ambitions?

    Published 05 March 2019 | viewed 12,043 times

    Alaska’s dream of building a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal could be coming to an end. For years, former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker…

  • Asian LNG Prices Continue To Tumble

    Published 04 March 2019 | viewed 12,861 times

    Even if you just casually follow global energy news, you can’t help but notice that liquefied natural gas prices (LNG) in Asia keep dropping. Last…

  • South China Sea Energy Politics Heat Up

    Published 02 March 2019 | viewed 14,516 times

    Not that the Philippines’ current President Rodrigo Duterte necessarily wanted to hear it give his recent Beijing pivot - but U.S. Secretary of State Mike…

  • How Will Trump’s Stalemate With Kim Jong Un Impact Oil Prices?

    Published 28 February 2019 | viewed 10,170 times

    Oil prices have been trending upward over the last two months, up around 22 percent since the start of the year. Much of this upward…

  • Has Trump Overplayed His Hand With Saudi Arabia?

    Published 27 February 2019 | viewed 8,120 times

    Last year, President Donald Trump successfully convinced Saudi Arabia to help keep a lid on global oil prices by ramping up production. The Saudis acquiescence…

  • Thailand Pivots To Renewables As Gas Dries Up

    Published 26 February 2019 | viewed 9,330 times

    Thailand’s natural gas depletion problems are causing the southeast Asian country to make significant changes to its energy mix. The capacity of non-hydro renewables in…

  • Shell Sees Global LNG Trade Spiking This Year

    Published 25 February 2019 | viewed 6,290 times

    More developments are underway that show just how far global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets have progressed in the last five years. Until recently, the…

  • Can Any Country Dethrone Qatar As Top LNG Exporter?

    Published 23 February 2019 | viewed 13,889 times

    By now it should be clear that Qatar has no intention of giving up its slot as the world’s top LNG player, both in terms…

  • China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

    Published 21 February 2019 | viewed 12,137 times

    Amid the geopolitical quagmire among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over a number of issues ranging from Tehran's nuclear ambitions, its ballistic missile program…

  • Cracks Begin To Form In Saudi-Russian Alliance

    Published 21 February 2019 | viewed 10,244 times

    Could cracks be forming in the bromance between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil production quotas? According to one analyst, the answer could be -…

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