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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

  • Canada Frees Itself From Saudi Oil Imports

    Published 08 August 2018 | viewed 47,941 times

    The ongoing political row between Canada and Saudi Arabia over Ottawa’s demand that the kingdom release detained women’s rights activists in the country is picking…

  • This Is Why Canada Lost The LNG Race

    Published 06 August 2018 | viewed 33,246 times

    Two weeks ago, it looked as if Canada’s fledgling LNG hopes would finally be resuscitated. Shell’s chief financial officer Jessica Uhl told analysts during the…

  • The Next Big Energy Standoff Will Happen Here

    Published 05 August 2018 | viewed 16,326 times

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have agreed on a so-called single  working text to continue negotiations for a Code of Conduct…

  • PetroChina Sees Huge Boost In Profit

    Published 31 July 2018 | viewed 7,603 times

    It’s a plight that affects all international oil majors, ranging from UK-based BP, to Irving Texas-based ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, to…

  • LNG Prices Soar As Heatwave Hits Eastern Asia

    Published 30 July 2018 | viewed 10,347 times

    Japan, known for its aversion to using oil for power generation, has had little choice but to ramp up its usage of the dirtier burning…

  • EU And U.S. Pledge To Boost Natural Gas Trade

    Published 26 July 2018 | viewed 12,415 times

    In a breakthrough in EU-U.S. trade talks, President Trump and European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed yesterday in a meeting at the White House…

  • The Latest Battlefield In Asia’s Energy War

    Published 24 July 2018 | viewed 15,040 times

    Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly offered Sri Lanka a new grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million). According to media reports, Sri Lankan…

  • Anti-OPEC Bill Could Be A Game-Changer For Oil Markets

    Published 23 July 2018 | viewed 23,353 times

    In its effort to wrest more control over global oil markets away from foreign producers, Congress has been pushing a bill that would let the…

  • Iran Files Complaint Against U.S. For “Unlawful” Sanctions

    Published 19 July 2018 | viewed 8,180 times

    On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that Iran had filed a complaint against the U.S. with the International Court of…

  • Trump’s European Gas Plans Aren’t Realistic

    Published 17 July 2018 | viewed 7,844 times

    In the much-heralded meeting yesterday between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Trump said that the U.S. will “compete successfully” against…

  • Exxon’s Papua New Guinea Gas Project Is Dead In The Water

    Published 16 July 2018 | viewed 25,000 times

    As liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets mature, trying to establish itself against decades of crude oil dominance, developments far removed from most of the action…

  • Oil’s Perfect Storm Lays At Trump’s Feet

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 23,827 times

    It’s becoming painfully clear that the way forward for global oil markets is going to be bumpy, very bumpy, particularly as we head into next…

  • More Western Energy Companies Leave Iran

    Published 09 July 2018 | viewed 15,966 times

    Iran is still trying to get EU help as more western companies exit the country ahead of renewed sanctions imposed by the U.S. In more…

  • Big Oil’s Next Major Move

    Published 08 July 2018 | viewed 61,624 times

    Several oil majors, including Royal Dutch Shell and BP, are boosting their share of natural gas output. A Bloomberg report said these two oil companies,…

  • Aramco Looks To Launch New Oil Price Benchmark

    Published 05 July 2018 | viewed 15,293 times

    Saudi Arabia has turned its oil market fortunes around over the past 1 ½ years. From facing potential financial collapse due to a historic supply…

  • Taiwan Doubles Down On U.S. LNG

    Published 03 July 2018 | viewed 14,934 times

    Taiwan, which has seen increased military exercises off its coast by Chinese forces this year, has just inked a major energy deal with a U.S.…

  • India Folds Under Pressure, Halts Iranian Oil Imports

    Published 02 July 2018 | viewed 21,838 times

    In more dour news for Iran, India (the world’s fourth largest oil importer) is planning to cut oil imports from the embattled OPEC member. India’s…

  • The European Nation Turning Its Back On Russian Gas

    Published 28 June 2018 | viewed 17,534 times

    There has never been any love lost between Poland and Russia. Angst between the two countries dates back to Soviet dominance over Poland which started…

  • China Is About To Disrupt Natural Gas Markets

    Published 26 June 2018 | viewed 29,918 times

    The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its Gas 2018 annual report on Tuesday that China will become the world’s top natural gas importer,…

  • Iran Blames OPEC For Vague Output Agreement

    Published 26 June 2018 | viewed 10,615 times

    OPEC and its non-OPEC partners, including Russia, have agreed to increase oil production after meetings on Friday and Saturday. The production increase will start in…

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