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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

  • How The Renewable Revolution Is Reshaping Geopolitics

    Published 01 May 2019 | viewed 16,409 times

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) said last week that offshore wind energy is one of the most underused resources, with less than one-tenth of wind…

  • Will The Middle East Ever Lose Its Control Over Oil Markets?

    Published 29 April 2019 | viewed 6,713 times

    It’s only been a few years ago, amid the ramp-up in U.S. shale oil production, that many thought the country would replace Saudi Arabia as…

  • Saudis Look To Boost Gas Production In A Big Way

    Published 28 April 2019 | viewed 16,190 times

    OPEC de facto leader and the world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia has now officially joined the ranks of the world’s ever-expanding liquefied natural gas…

  • Iran Demands U.S. Apologize For “Illegal” Sanctions

    Published 25 April 2019 | viewed 9,566 times

    Global oil markets are still adjusting to President Trump’s decision on Monday to not extend the 180-day waiver for Iranian oil imports to the country’s…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Dream Of $85 Oil Is Closer Than Ever

    Published 24 April 2019 | viewed 29,364 times

    Things are starting to look good financially for Saudi Arabia again - very good. The de facto OPEC leader and world’s largest oil exporter said…

  • U.S. Energy Exports To Mexico Go Into Overdrive

    Published 23 April 2019 | viewed 12,018 times

    Amid the differences between the U.S. and Mexico recently, including different views over immigration and trade, relations in the energy patch continues to expand. In…

  • Trump's Latest Oil Market Gamble

    Published 22 April 2019 | viewed 20,446 times

    Global oil prices started the week by spiking around 3 percent on reports that Washington was preparing to announce that all buyers of Iranian oil…

  • Did This Gas Major Just Ensure Its Survival?

    Published 21 April 2019 | viewed 13,396 times

    Australia’s second largest independent gas producer, Santos Ltd., has posted a Q1 production record. The Adelaide-based company said production for the first quarter ending March…

  • Trump’s Oil Waiver Decision Is A Double-Edged Sword

    Published 20 April 2019 | viewed 19,872 times

    Tokyo is still trying to prevent being caught in the geopolitical cross-fire between Washington and Tehran. On Friday, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry…

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

    Published 18 April 2019 | viewed 14,365 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 10,116 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 69,622 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 8,483 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 16,730 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 7,222 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 22,382 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 17,481 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 6,343 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 15,612 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 10,532 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…

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