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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

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

    Published 30 March 2018 | viewed 7,086 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 9,516 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 14,113 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 34,041 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 7,458 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 11,886 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 9,423 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 15,377 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 16,413 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…

  • The Power Has Shifted In LNG Markets

    Published 14 March 2018 | viewed 8,827 times

    One of the most influential figures in the LNG market has claimed that a return to long-term LNG contracts is crucial for the sector. It…

  • Natural Gas Exports Could Be Hit By Trump’s Trade War

    Published 10 March 2018 | viewed 8,518 times

    President Donald Trump’s newest tariffs on Chinese imports – a hefty 25 percent levy for steel and 10 percent for aluminum –is already fueling speculation…

  • Malaysian Petronas Sees Profits Rise By 91%

    Published 07 March 2018 | viewed 5,945 times

    Malaysian state-owned oil and gas giant Petronas is back in the game. After a series of steps or rather missteps, including being involved in high…

  • China Is Single-Handedly Solving The Gas Glut

    Published 03 March 2018 | viewed 24,898 times

    While there’s no secret that China has increased its natural gas usage, at least for those that follow energy developments, this winter’s gas demand for…

  • Something Unexpected Just Happened In LNG Markets

    Published 27 February 2018 | viewed 43,058 times

    In the increasingly topsy-turvy world of liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets, the world’s largest LNG importer could soon be exporting the super-cooled fuel to the…

  • China Gives Australia’s Number Two Gas Producer A Boost

    Published 24 February 2018 | viewed 8,121 times

    Good news for Australia’s number two independent gas producer Santos Ltd. keeps rolling in. The company, that as recently as last year was in such…

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