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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

  • Cracks Begin To Form In Saudi-Russian Alliance

    Published 21 February 2019 | viewed 10,247 times

    Could cracks be forming in the bromance between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil production quotas? According to one analyst, the answer could be -…

  • New Sanctions Threat Puts Russian Energy Sector On Edge

    Published 20 February 2019 | viewed 6,148 times

    Ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Russia continue to unfold, even as allegations of President Trump’s involvement in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election…

  • U.S. Nuclear Has A Tough Road Ahead

    Published 19 February 2019 | viewed 10,302 times

    The United States nuclear industry is in a tough spot. It’s unpopular with the public due to high-profile disasters like 1979’s Three Mile Island meltdown,…

  • Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

    Published 18 February 2019 | viewed 9,075 times

    Amid increasing tensions between longtime regional antagonists India and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) pledged $20 billion to Pakistan on his…

  • How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

    Published 18 February 2019 | viewed 9,102 times

    Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday that the choice of Vietnam as the location for this month’s meeting between U.S. President Donald…

  • Try And Try Again: Philippines Resurrects LNG Ambitions

    Published 16 February 2019 | viewed 11,656 times

    On Thursday, news broke (again) that the Philippines is trying to build its first operational liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Manila-based Phoenix Petroleum said it…

  • A New Twist In Europe’s Ongoing Gas Drama

    Published 13 February 2019 | viewed 5,749 times

    More news has broken about Germany’s natural gas plans that could help provide markets for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), but could also cause problems…

  • Texas Oil Production Breaks New Record

    Published 12 February 2019 | viewed 45,333 times

    The state of Texas now has even more bragging rights in the U.S. Oil Patch, and even globally According to a new report from the…

  • This Is Just The Beginning Of Europe’s Gas War

    Published 10 February 2019 | viewed 15,146 times

    In a move that should not surprise energy pundits nor even those that follow geopolitical news in Europe, on Thursday Russian gas giant Gazprom said…

  • Trump Under Fire For Support Of Saudi-Led Coalition In Yemen

    Published 07 February 2019 | viewed 6,624 times

    Congress is about to give President Trump a bloody nose, at least politically, over part of his Saudi Arabia policy. On Wednesday, the panel voted…

  • Mozambique LNG Increasingly Appealing For International Players

    Published 06 February 2019 | viewed 6,860 times

    Tokyo Gas Co, Japan’s largest gas utility and a major LNG player, and British energy supplier Centrica agreed on Tuesday to jointly purchase 2.6 million…

  • China Faces An Uphill Battle For Energy Independence

    Published 05 February 2019 | viewed 7,829 times

    A Reuters report last week examining China's renewed oil and gas exploration and production push should make the country’s oil majors, Beijing energy planners, and…

  • Why Are Asian Spot LNG Prices Plunging?

    Published 04 February 2019 | viewed 10,935 times

    In more unusual moves for spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia, prices for the super-cooled fuel last week fell to a nine-month low amid…

  • Japanese Gas Major To Ramp Up Overseas Investment

    Published 02 February 2019 | viewed 6,812 times

    In the aftermath of the  Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 that forced the subsequent shutdown of Japan’s 50 plus nuclear reactors, the country’s reliance on then-overpriced…

  • Controversial Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Could Be Operational By November

    Published 30 January 2019 | viewed 11,199 times

    In what would be an early geopolitical win for Moscow, German news agency DW reported yesterday, citing one of the project’s engineers, that the Nord…

  • Philippines’ LNG Hopes Are Fading Fast

    Published 30 January 2019 | viewed 7,217 times

    It should be plain to see by now for those who follow energy news that the Philippines is not only struggling to put its first…

  • What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s New Downstream Strategy?

    Published 28 January 2019 | viewed 6,234 times

    Saudi Aramco, the world’s wealthiest albeit state-owned oil company, continues to diversify in downstream investments. On Monday, the storied oil major said it planned to…

  • Chinese Solar Giant: “The Party Is Definitely Over”

    Published 27 January 2019 | viewed 10,762 times

    Just like in most things energy related, including crude oil imports, natural gas and LNG imports, coal usage and even nuclear power, China’s massive population…

  • Qatar’s Latest Move Is A Stroke Of Geopolitical Brilliance

    Published 26 January 2019 | viewed 16,741 times

    Much has already been written about how Qatar, Australia and even the U.S. are jockeying to lock in global LNG market share. The race for…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Dangerous Geopolitical Game

    Published 24 January 2019 | viewed 13,285 times

    Saudi Arabia is putting itself in a potentially dangerous geopolitical position as it seeks to continue its decades' long relationship with Washington while at the…

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