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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

  • LNG Spot Prices In Asia Spike To Four-Year Highs

    Published 18 June 2018 | viewed 19,379 times

    Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices continue their upward trajectory, reaching seasonal highs not seen since mid-2014 when global oil prices were trading over…

  • Iran Warns North Korea About The United States

    Published 14 June 2018 | viewed 23,211 times

    Now that the much-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore fades from the news cycle, giving way…

  • China Closes The Door On Vietnam’s Oil And Gas Ambitions

    Published 12 June 2018 | viewed 20,721 times

    As China tightens the noose over Vietnam’s ability to drill for oil and gas in its own UN-mandated 200-nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the…

  • Is Russia Bailing On The OPEC Deal?

    Published 11 June 2018 | viewed 12,517 times

    For the first week of June, Russia, the world's largest oil producer, exceeded the amount it agreed to produce as part of the January 2017,…

  • Why LNG Prices Are Poised To Soar

    Published 07 June 2018 | viewed 35,385 times

    Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets in Asia are convulsing, undergoing yet another fundamental shift amid increased demand for the super-cooled fuel. Last week, spot…

  • China’s Growing Debt Could Be Bearish For Oil Prices

    Published 06 June 2018 | viewed 8,930 times

    Much has been made over China bypassing the U.S. recently to become the world’s largest crude oil importer and even more media attention has been…

  • The South China Sea: A Geopolitical Powder Keg

    Published 05 June 2018 | viewed 15,274 times

    It should come as no surprise that U.S. officials took China to task last weekend over its seemingly never-ending South China Sea build up. Saturday…

  • Iran Shouldn’t Count On OPEC For A Bailout

    Published 31 May 2018 | viewed 10,227 times

    Over the past few weeks, Iran has repeatedly sought (even demanded) EU support to offset renewed U.S. sanctions that will be imposed on the oil…

  • The Biggest Challenge For U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 29 May 2018 | viewed 12,562 times

    As Saudi Arabia and Russia grapple with both the geopolitics and economics of continuing or stopping their one and a half year long oil production…

  • Russia Just Won Big In The European Gas War

    Published 28 May 2018 | viewed 28,322 times

    There’s been a lot of talk on both sides of the Atlantic about the U.S. pivot and efforts at locking in natural as market share…

  • Iran: Trump’s Sanctions Can’t Touch Our Oil

    Published 23 May 2018 | viewed 14,013 times

    As the geopolitical drama between not only Iran and the U.S., but between the U.S. and its EU allies unfolds over Trump’s decision to pull…

  • Trade War Truce With China Boosts Oil Prices

    Published 21 May 2018 | viewed 13,504 times

    On Saturday, there was a sign of hope that ongoing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could be remedied. Beijing said that it agreed to…

  • China Crushes Vietnam’s South China Sea Drilling Hopes

    Published 17 May 2018 | viewed 18,413 times

    At the EIC Energy Vietnam Conference held today in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), there was considerable talk from a multitude of players discussing in…

  • China Looks To Capitalize On Cheap Iranian Oil

    Published 16 May 2018 | viewed 14,537 times

    It’s been a week since President Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal reached in 2015 and impose so-called powerful…

  • China’s Growing Oil Demand Has Created A Geopolitical Dilemma

    Published 02 May 2018 | viewed 21,792 times

    China has become the world’s largest oil importer, and despite establishing the largely successful yuan-denominated oil futures, Beijing will have to grapple with an overlooked…

  • Citi: U.S. To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter

    Published 02 May 2018 | viewed 270,228 times

    As global oil markets shift their attention from U.S. shale oil production back to a resurgent Saudi Arabia and Russia and geopolitical concerns bearing down…

  • Soaring Oil Prices See Saudi Economy Bounce Back

    Published 30 April 2018 | viewed 12,837 times

    Saudi Arabia’s success in leading both OPEC and non-OPEC production partners in reigning in record high OECD oil inventories amid the group’s ongoing oil output…

  • Can Japan Dodge Trump’s Trade War?

    Published 25 April 2018 | viewed 6,094 times

    Japan is trying to avoid getting caught in the crosshairs of President Trump’s tariff maneuverings with countries that have large trade deficits with the U.S.…

  • Will Trump Come Out Swinging Against Saudi Oil?

    Published 23 April 2018 | viewed 10,433 times

    After the roil in global oil markets between 2015 and 2017 sent oil prices tumbling from more than $100 per barrel in mid-2014 to below…

  • Should Saudi Arabia Fear Higher Oil Prices?

    Published 19 April 2018 | viewed 10,214 times

    You have to hand it to Saudi Arabia. After struggling in global oil markets from 2015 to early 2017, the Kingdom can arguably be called…

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