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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

  • Aramco Looks To Launch New Oil Price Benchmark

    Published 05 July 2018 | viewed 12,694 times

    Saudi Arabia has turned its oil market fortunes around over the past 1 ½ years. From facing potential financial collapse due to a historic supply…

  • Taiwan Doubles Down On U.S. LNG

    Published 03 July 2018 | viewed 12,061 times

    Taiwan, which has seen increased military exercises off its coast by Chinese forces this year, has just inked a major energy deal with a U.S.…

  • India Folds Under Pressure, Halts Iranian Oil Imports

    Published 02 July 2018 | viewed 17,906 times

    In more dour news for Iran, India (the world’s fourth largest oil importer) is planning to cut oil imports from the embattled OPEC member. India’s…

  • The European Nation Turning Its Back On Russian Gas

    Published 28 June 2018 | viewed 15,683 times

    There has never been any love lost between Poland and Russia. Angst between the two countries dates back to Soviet dominance over Poland which started…

  • China Is About To Disrupt Natural Gas Markets

    Published 26 June 2018 | viewed 23,496 times

    The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its Gas 2018 annual report on Tuesday that China will become the world’s top natural gas importer,…

  • Iran Blames OPEC For Vague Output Agreement

    Published 26 June 2018 | viewed 9,318 times

    OPEC and its non-OPEC partners, including Russia, have agreed to increase oil production after meetings on Friday and Saturday. The production increase will start in…

  • Saudi Arabia Gets Boost From New Market Reclassification

    Published 24 June 2018 | viewed 7,236 times

    On Wednesday,  MSCI said that it would reclassify Saudi Arabia as an emerging market, a move that will bring billions of dollars of inflow to…

  • Russia Pushes Ahead With Controversial Nord Stream 2

    Published 21 June 2018 | viewed 9,787 times

    Russia is talking up its yet to be built Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline that has put the U.S. at odds, not only against…

  • Australia Looks To Tackle Its Looming Gas Shortage

    Published 19 June 2018 | viewed 6,919 times

    In a strange about-face for the world’s soon to be top liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter, Australia is now considering importing the fuel. On Monday,…

  • LNG Spot Prices In Asia Spike To Four-Year Highs

    Published 18 June 2018 | viewed 13,368 times

    Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices continue their upward trajectory, reaching seasonal highs not seen since mid-2014 when global oil prices were trading over…

  • Iran Warns North Korea About The United States

    Published 14 June 2018 | viewed 16,075 times

    Now that the much-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore fades from the news cycle, giving way…

  • China Closes The Door On Vietnam’s Oil And Gas Ambitions

    Published 12 June 2018 | viewed 16,596 times

    As China tightens the noose over Vietnam’s ability to drill for oil and gas in its own UN-mandated 200-nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the…

  • Is Russia Bailing On The OPEC Deal?

    Published 11 June 2018 | viewed 10,276 times

    For the first week of June, Russia, the world's largest oil producer, exceeded the amount it agreed to produce as part of the January 2017,…

  • Why LNG Prices Are Poised To Soar

    Published 07 June 2018 | viewed 30,137 times

    Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets in Asia are convulsing, undergoing yet another fundamental shift amid increased demand for the super-cooled fuel. Last week, spot…

  • China’s Growing Debt Could Be Bearish For Oil Prices

    Published 06 June 2018 | viewed 8,032 times

    Much has been made over China bypassing the U.S. recently to become the world’s largest crude oil importer and even more media attention has been…

  • The South China Sea: A Geopolitical Powder Keg

    Published 05 June 2018 | viewed 9,657 times

    It should come as no surprise that U.S. officials took China to task last weekend over its seemingly never-ending South China Sea build up. Saturday…

  • Iran Shouldn’t Count On OPEC For A Bailout

    Published 31 May 2018 | viewed 8,241 times

    Over the past few weeks, Iran has repeatedly sought (even demanded) EU support to offset renewed U.S. sanctions that will be imposed on the oil…

  • The Biggest Challenge For U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 29 May 2018 | viewed 9,608 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 23,326 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 12,993 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…

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