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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 Bad Gas Deal That Brought Down A Prime Minister

    Published 02 June 2019 | viewed 16,411 times

    Embattled Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O’Neil resigned on Wednesday, putting the country’s LNG development and a preliminary deal with French oil and…

  • Japan’s Iranian Oil imports Are Plunging

    Published 01 June 2019 | viewed 20,644 times

    Preliminary data released on Thursday by Japan’s Ministry of Finance showed that the country’s crude oil imports from Iran dropped 42 percent month-on-month to 169,100…

  • China's Biggest Weapon In The Trade War

    Published 29 May 2019 | viewed 21,209 times

    Oil markets remained under pressure in early trading on Wednesday amid economic downturn worries due to the U.S.-China trade war that shows no sign of…

  • Peace And Oil: Trump’s Endgame In Saudi Arabia

    Published 28 May 2019 | viewed 25,973 times

    By now, after two-and-a-half years in office, it’s obvious that President Trump’s relations with Riyadh are dictating his foreign policy, even at the expense of…

  • Oil Majors Are Missing The Renewable Boom In Asia

    Published 27 May 2019 | viewed 11,692 times

    Renewables energy investment in Asia, excluding China, will bypass spending on upstream oil and gas projects in the region as soon as next year, research…

  • Vietnam Is On The Verge Of An Energy Crisis

    Published 23 May 2019 | viewed 18,660 times

    As the U.S. finds itself embroiled in a host of problems around the world, from trying to convince North Korea to come back to the…

  • Saudi Arabia Scrambles To Calm Oil Markets

    Published 22 May 2019 | viewed 20,433 times

    Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, and de facto OPEC leader, is trying to calm global oil market jitters, and at least for now,…

  • Japan Moves To Take Over The World’s Largest LNG Market

    Published 22 May 2019 | viewed 20,502 times

    Japan, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, has come a long way in just a few years in formulating an LNG markets playbook.…

  • The Overlooked Factor That Could Send Oil To $50

    Published 20 May 2019 | viewed 15,149 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 38,135 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 14,719 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 8,975 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 23,080 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 39,651 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 33,070 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 26,002 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 19,651 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 11,287 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 47,026 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 25,968 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…

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