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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

  • How Much Does The U.S. Spend On Defending Global Oil Supplies?

    Published 24 September 2018 | viewed 1,898 times

    President Trump’s insistence that the U.S. is unfairly shouldering the cost of protecting global sea shipping lanes for major oil producing nations received a new…

  • Russian Oil Production Hits Post-Soviet Record

    Published 22 September 2018 | viewed 5,875 times

    While there has been no love-loss between the U.S. and Russia in recent years, news coming out of Moscow yesterday was sure to cheer the…

  • Canada Boosts Oil Exports To The U.S.

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 6,519 times

    Canada is requiring stronger tanks cars for transporting crude oil ahead of previously set deadlines, the country’s transport minister said on Wednesday. Transport Canada, the…

  • Germany Blinks First In Ongoing European Gas War

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 10,221 times

    The U.S. is increasingly finding itself at odds against not only Beijing as Trump executes a sledge hammer approach to ongoing trade disputes with China,…

  • Russia Inks Huge Deal With World’s Top LNG Importer

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 8,135 times

    Russian state-run gas giant Gazprom and Tokyo-based conglomerate Mitsui & Co. inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on liquefied natural gas (LNG) development last week.…

  • The U.S. Calls On Russia To Cap Soaring Oil Prices

    Published 15 September 2018 | viewed 29,239 times

    As crucial mid-term congressional elections in November draw near, the Trump administration is feeling the heat over higher oil prices. London-traded global oil benchmark Brent…

  • The U.S. Is The World’s Top Oil Producer, But For How Long?

    Published 13 September 2018 | viewed 21,595 times

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday that the U.S. likely surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia earlier this year to become the world’s…

  • The Qatar-China LNG Deal Is A Game Changer

    Published 11 September 2018 | viewed 17,668 times

    PetroChina has just inked a deal to buy 3.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG from QatarGas in a move representing the Chinese firm’s…

  • Can Iran’s Gas Sector Thrive In The Face Of Fresh Sanctions?

    Published 11 September 2018 | viewed 5,047 times

    In what can arguably be called a strategic geopolitical gesture toward France, Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday that the country would refund…

  • Will The U.S. Let India Continue To Import Iranian Crude?

    Published 09 September 2018 | viewed 15,851 times

    India is increasingly finding itself caught between competing alliances. On one hand, ties between Washington and New Delhi have improved in recent years in large…

  • Tariff Threats Aren’t Impacting China’s LNG Demand

    Published 08 September 2018 | viewed 5,822 times

    On Thursday, Qatari Energy Minister Mohammed al-Sada said he expected China’s demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to spike by between 20 percent to 25…

  • Texas LNG Reaches A Turning Point

    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 9,790 times

    The proposed Texas LNG project is now closer to becoming a reality. Last week, the 4 million tonne per annum (mtpa) two train project slated…

  • The Bearish Case For Oil

    Published 03 September 2018 | viewed 25,899 times

    A relatively new development in global oil markets has unfolded in recent months, one that has replaced another new development that also has the ability…

  • California Fights Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Published 30 August 2018 | viewed 9,970 times

    The state of California and the Trump Administration continue to differ over a range of issues, particularly when it comes to energy. Earlier this week,…

  • Iranians Are Turning To U.S. Dollars To Offset Sanctions

    Published 29 August 2018 | viewed 9,186 times

    In a development that must be hard to stomach for the political elite in Tehran, many Iranians are turning to U.S. dollars to offset the…

  • India’s Thirst For Oil Is Outpacing China

    Published 28 August 2018 | viewed 16,109 times

    In a disclosure that might not necessarily be good news for Indian economic and government planners, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said last week that India…

  • Will Saudi Arabia's Geopolitical Strategy Backfire?

    Published 27 August 2018 | viewed 10,418 times

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Vladimir Putin is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia. The statement comes after the Russian president…

  • South Korea Doubles Down On Gas And Renewables

    Published 25 August 2018 | viewed 8,690 times

    Korea Gas (KOGAS), South Korea’s dominant liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyer, has launched a new strategy designed to overhaul its business, worth a total investment…

  • Will China Impose Tariffs On U.S. LNG?

    Published 23 August 2018 | viewed 5,414 times

    It’s too early to declare winners and losers over increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In fact, trade disputes are never a zero-sum…

  • This Vital Oil And Gas Choke Point Could Be At Risk

    Published 21 August 2018 | viewed 18,343 times

    Beijing is taking to task a Pentagon report, ”Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2018” released last Thursday on China’s military…

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