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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

  • New Gulf Of Mexico Leases Raise Concerns

    Published 20 August 2018 | viewed 9,382 times

    The Trump administration on Wednesday held a new auction for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), yielding some $178 million in winning bids,…

  • Overlooked Gas Project Could Be Biggest Winner In Trade War

    Published 18 August 2018 | viewed 29,189 times

    After several months of what can only be only called bad PR and troubling news coming out of the ExxonMobil-led $19 bn Papua New Guinea…

  • Nord Stream 2 Clears Another Hurdle

    Published 16 August 2018 | viewed 10,709 times

    Russia has moved one step closer to seeing its controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline become a reality. On Wednesday, the consortium managing the…

  • Why China Will Continue To Buy Iranian Crude

    Published 14 August 2018 | viewed 19,567 times

    As the U.S. and Iran continue to trade barbs over the restart of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic, China is also entering the verbal…

  • Philippines Cracks Down On Fuel Pirates

    Published 13 August 2018 | viewed 5,728 times

    Oil smuggling has been a thorn in the side of the Philippine government for decades, with both overt oil smuggling, the transfer of oil cargoes…

  • The Unforeseen Consequences Of China's Insatiable Oil Demand

    Published 09 August 2018 | viewed 12,729 times

    While it’s true that China's crude oil imports recovered slightly in July, it was still among the lowest so far this year due to a…

  • Canada Frees Itself From Saudi Oil Imports

    Published 08 August 2018 | viewed 38,661 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 21,555 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 13,079 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 5,638 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 8,190 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 8,785 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 7,025 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 18,389 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 6,338 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 6,317 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 16,624 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 19,706 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 13,458 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 56,768 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,…

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