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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

  • The Biggest Challenge For U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 29 May 2018 | viewed 8,362 times

    As Saudi Arabia and Russia grapple with both the geopolitics and economics of continuing or stopping their one and a half year long oil production…

  • Russia Just Won Big In The European Gas War

    Published 28 May 2018 | viewed 20,037 times

    There’s been a lot of talk on both sides of the Atlantic about the U.S. pivot and efforts at locking in natural as market share…

  • Iran: Trump’s Sanctions Can’t Touch Our Oil

    Published 23 May 2018 | viewed 11,969 times

    As the geopolitical drama between not only Iran and the U.S., but between the U.S. and its EU allies unfolds over Trump’s decision to pull…

  • Trade War Truce With China Boosts Oil Prices

    Published 21 May 2018 | viewed 10,630 times

    On Saturday, there was a sign of hope that ongoing trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could be remedied. Beijing said that it agreed to…

  • China Crushes Vietnam’s South China Sea Drilling Hopes

    Published 17 May 2018 | viewed 11,500 times

    At the EIC Energy Vietnam Conference held today in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), there was considerable talk from a multitude of players discussing in…

  • China Looks To Capitalize On Cheap Iranian Oil

    Published 16 May 2018 | viewed 10,612 times

    It’s been a week since President Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal reached in 2015 and impose so-called powerful…

  • China’s Growing Oil Demand Has Created A Geopolitical Dilemma

    Published 02 May 2018 | viewed 13,195 times

    China has become the world’s largest oil importer, and despite establishing the largely successful yuan-denominated oil futures, Beijing will have to grapple with an overlooked…

  • Citi: U.S. To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter

    Published 02 May 2018 | viewed 240,829 times

    As global oil markets shift their attention from U.S. shale oil production back to a resurgent Saudi Arabia and Russia and geopolitical concerns bearing down…

  • Soaring Oil Prices See Saudi Economy Bounce Back

    Published 30 April 2018 | viewed 10,841 times

    Saudi Arabia’s success in leading both OPEC and non-OPEC production partners in reigning in record high OECD oil inventories amid the group’s ongoing oil output…

  • Can Japan Dodge Trump’s Trade War?

    Published 25 April 2018 | viewed 4,324 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 9,434 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 8,592 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 7,074 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 12,291 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 18,426 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 8,791 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 8,671 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 5,617 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 10,436 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 9,703 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…

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