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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

  • Can Japan Dodge Trump’s Trade War?

    Published 25 April 2018 | viewed 6,645 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 10,882 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 10,869 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…

  • Is Saudi Arabia’s Geopolitical Pivot Good For Oil?

    Published 18 April 2018 | viewed 10,214 times

    The phrase “becoming all things to all people,” might also apply to modern-day Saudi Arabia. The world’s largest oil exporter, defacto OPEC leader and the…

  • Is Saudi Arabia Losing Its Asian Oil Market Share?

    Published 17 April 2018 | viewed 17,192 times

    As Washington and Beijing exchange trade war barbs and as tensions in Syria drive up global oil prices, reintroducing geopolitical pressure that had been largely…

  • LNG Prices Soar On Rising Geopolitical Tension

    Published 15 April 2018 | viewed 28,895 times

    As President Donald Trump threatens to launch missile strikes in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, and continues his harsh tone against Russia, tensions…

  • Higher Oil Prices Boost Saudi Credit Rating

    Published 09 April 2018 | viewed 10,535 times

    Good news for Saudi Arabia, but hurdles remain After suffering from plunging global oil prices in 2015 and 2016, Saudi Arabia can take a much-deserved…

  • Is This Natural Gas Major About To Be Taken Over?

    Published 05 April 2018 | viewed 11,187 times

    As Australia’s second largest independent gas producer continues to recover from years of financial doldrums, posting an impressive 433 percent surge in underlying profit in…

  • Will Alaska LNG Survive The Trade War?

    Published 05 April 2018 | viewed 7,282 times

    Despite the escalating trade war between Beijing and Washington, Alaska’s pro-active Gov. Bill Walker is heading to China next month on a mission to drum…

  • China Looks To Double Its LNG Terminals

    Published 03 April 2018 | viewed 17,005 times

    China’s seemingly endless thirst for natural gas is on a collision course with not only U.S.-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) project developments, but others as…

  • China’s Pollution Nightmare Creates Opportunities For LNG Exporters

    Published 31 March 2018 | viewed 13,269 times

    While this is not necessarily news that the Chinese populace wants to hear, a new report released Thursday by the country’s environmental ministry said that…

  • Trump’s Tariffs Can’t Deter Chinese LNG Investment

    Published 30 March 2018 | viewed 10,391 times

    In all of the problematic trade talk between Washington and Beijing, and with mounting concerns that Trump’s tariff plans could cause such a backlash that…

  • The End Of The Status Quo In LNG Markets

    Published 28 March 2018 | viewed 13,343 times

    Chinese state-owned oil and gas giant PetroChina is planning to replace its oil-linked long-term LNG contracts with shorter, more flexible deals, a senior company official…

  • Can The U.S. Break Russia’s Gas Monopoly In Europe?

    Published 26 March 2018 | viewed 25,158 times

    In a statement that is sure to provoke Russian backlash, while also sending a strong message to both Moscow and European energy markets, Department of…

  • $70 Oil Could Spark An Offshore Oil Boom

    Published 25 March 2018 | viewed 40,236 times

    Geopolitical risk bearing down on global oil markets is increasingly taking hold and weighing on oil prices as Saudi Arabia and Iran jockey for influence…

  • The Battle For China’s Growing Gas Demand

    Published 22 March 2018 | viewed 11,507 times

    Russia, in its efforts to develop its gas sector in as many geographical locations as possible, is also earmarking increased gas exports to China. Russian…

  • Germany’s Pivot From Russian Gas Will Be Costly

    Published 20 March 2018 | viewed 20,449 times

    More problems are mounting for Russia’s oil and gas sector. This time it’s coming from Germany, which until recently usually gave Russia’s energy sector more…

  • Russia Struggles As Sanctions Choke Energy Sector

    Published 19 March 2018 | viewed 14,942 times

    In the ever-turning world of oil, natural gas and geopolitics, it seems that Russia keeps coming up short – in spite of being the world’s…

  • Alaska LNG Is Finally Clear For Takeoff

    Published 18 March 2018 | viewed 21,642 times

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker remained upbeat, even optimistic over his state’s massive liquefied natural gas LNG export project proposal, Alaska LNG, for years, even as…

  • How Oil Drives The South China Sea Conflict

    Published 14 March 2018 | viewed 39,422 times

    While it’s no secret that China has been intensifying its building frenzy, including military installations on islands, reefs and inlets in the heavily disputed South…

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