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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

  • China’s Newest Oil Hotspot Is In America’s Backyard

    Published 18 April 2019 | viewed 2,531 times

    Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua  said on Tuesday that an affiliate of Chinese oil major CNPC, Great Wall Drilling, was drilling for oil off Cuba’s…

  • Texas Has A New Favorite Energy Source

    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 4,783 times

    Wind power capacity in the U.S. increased by 8 percent last year, soaring to an impressive cumulative total of 96.5 gigawatts (GW), the American Wind…

  • Oil Could Fall To $40 If OPEC Abandons Its Deal

    Published 16 April 2019 | viewed 52,799 times

    In more proof that U.S. oil production is continuing to alter global oil markets, Russia’s finance minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday that Russia and…

  • Trump’s New Ambassador Scrambles To Salvage Relationship With Riyadh

    Published 14 April 2019 | viewed 6,438 times

    The Senate has confirmed President Trump’s nominee to be the new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Though Trump has been in office for more than…

  • Soaring Permian Output To Cap Oil Rally

    Published 12 April 2019 | viewed 14,508 times

    The U.S. crude oil production juggernaut continues to move forward. In 2018, U.S. production increased 17 percent over the previous year in a dynamic that…

  • Germany’s “Circle Of Five” Roiled In New Scandal

    Published 09 April 2019 | viewed 5,924 times

    Another pollution scandal is threatening to rock the European auto industry. On Friday, EU anti-trust regulators charged BMW, Volkswagen (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche), and Daimler, the…

  • China-South Sudan Oil Deal Raises Red Flags

    Published 08 April 2019 | viewed 16,437 times

    China has long been criticized for imposing massive debt on developing countries as well as securing their natural resources to help them build up infrastructure…

  • Is The Japan LNG Buying Spree Over?

    Published 04 April 2019 | viewed 8,701 times

    What a difference just a few years can make. In the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster that eventually saw Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors…

  • Volkswagen Eyes Electric Pivot Amid Growing Criticism

    Published 03 April 2019 | viewed 4,509 times

    It’s not often that corporate executives make confessions that could jeopardize both its corporate standing and perhaps even their jobs. Yet, last week a top…

  • Can Anything Challenge Qatar’s LNG Dominance?

    Published 02 April 2019 | viewed 11,111 times

    Qatar is solidifying its hold as the top global LNG exporter. The tiny, gas-rich kingdom caught the energy world by surprise in late 2017 when…

  • Trump’s Foreign Energy Policy Could Haunt Him In 2020

    Published 31 March 2019 | viewed 8,355 times

    Iran can’t seem to get a break, at least as far as the U.S. is concerned. Yesterday, Sigal Mandelker, undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism…

  • Supermajors Set Out To Save Alaska LNG

    Published 28 March 2019 | viewed 10,790 times

    Technical teams from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) and supermajors BP and ExxonMobil will meet next week in Houston to begin a review of…

  • LNG Is Finally Taking Off In Egypt

    Published 27 March 2019 | viewed 10,713 times

    What a difference just a few years can make. After more than a decade of uncertainty for Egypt’s natural gas sector, leading even to importing…

  • Trump Weighs In On Controversial Occupied Territory

    Published 26 March 2019 | viewed 5,395 times

    Developments are unfolding that continue to put the U.S. at odds with much of the Arab world, including Saudi Arabia. On Monday, Trump recognized Israel’s…

  • Trump Boosts U.S. Presence In Taiwan Strait

    Published 25 March 2019 | viewed 6,943 times

    As Washington and Beijing try to reach a deal after months of disagreement and trade tensions that have impacted not only both countries but the…

  • Russia, U.S. Compete For Asian LNG Market Share

    Published 24 March 2019 | viewed 8,583 times

    For several years, at least since Donald Trump became president more than two years ago, the U.S. has insisted that American sourced liquefied natural gas…

  • Can Summer Save LNG Demand?

    Published 23 March 2019 | viewed 10,667 times

    In good news for buyers but dismal news for producers and traders, both Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, as well as European spot…

  • Qatar Leverages LNG In Geopolitical Stroke Of Genius

    Published 21 March 2019 | viewed 10,749 times

    By now it should be evident that the Saudi-led economic and political boycott of tiny, gas-rich Qatar has caused Doha to push back and chart…

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

    Published 20 March 2019 | viewed 27,222 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 6,940 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…

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