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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 Will Trump’s Stalemate With Kim Jong Un Impact Oil Prices?

    Published 28 February 2019 | viewed 13,589 times

    Oil prices have been trending upward over the last two months, up around 22 percent since the start of the year. Much of this upward…

  • Has Trump Overplayed His Hand With Saudi Arabia?

    Published 27 February 2019 | viewed 11,676 times

    Last year, President Donald Trump successfully convinced Saudi Arabia to help keep a lid on global oil prices by ramping up production. The Saudis acquiescence…

  • Thailand Pivots To Renewables As Gas Dries Up

    Published 26 February 2019 | viewed 13,555 times

    Thailand’s natural gas depletion problems are causing the southeast Asian country to make significant changes to its energy mix. The capacity of non-hydro renewables in…

  • Shell Sees Global LNG Trade Spiking This Year

    Published 25 February 2019 | viewed 8,893 times

    More developments are underway that show just how far global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets have progressed in the last five years. Until recently, the…

  • Can Any Country Dethrone Qatar As Top LNG Exporter?

    Published 23 February 2019 | viewed 20,933 times

    By now it should be clear that Qatar has no intention of giving up its slot as the world’s top LNG player, both in terms…

  • China Sticks Up For Iran As Geopolitical Pressure Mounts

    Published 21 February 2019 | viewed 1,887 times

    Amid the geopolitical quagmire among Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. over a number of issues ranging from Tehran's nuclear ambitions, its ballistic missile program…

  • Cracks Begin To Form In Saudi-Russian Alliance

    Published 21 February 2019 | viewed 14,525 times

    Could cracks be forming in the bromance between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil production quotas? According to one analyst, the answer could be -…

  • New Sanctions Threat Puts Russian Energy Sector On Edge

    Published 20 February 2019 | viewed 9,103 times

    Ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Russia continue to unfold, even as allegations of President Trump’s involvement in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election…

  • U.S. Nuclear Has A Tough Road Ahead

    Published 19 February 2019 | viewed 15,909 times

    The United States nuclear industry is in a tough spot. It’s unpopular with the public due to high-profile disasters like 1979’s Three Mile Island meltdown,…

  • Saudi Arabia Boosts Pakistan Energy Relations With $20 Billion Pledge

    Published 18 February 2019 | viewed 21,069 times

    Amid increasing tensions between longtime regional antagonists India and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) pledged $20 billion to Pakistan on his…

  • How Trump And Kim Jong Un Could Boost Vietnam's Energy Sector

    Published 18 February 2019 | viewed 18,514 times

    Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday that the choice of Vietnam as the location for this month’s meeting between U.S. President Donald…

  • Try And Try Again: Philippines Resurrects LNG Ambitions

    Published 16 February 2019 | viewed 14,926 times

    On Thursday, news broke (again) that the Philippines is trying to build its first operational liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. Manila-based Phoenix Petroleum said it…

  • A New Twist In Europe’s Ongoing Gas Drama

    Published 13 February 2019 | viewed 7,733 times

    More news has broken about Germany’s natural gas plans that could help provide markets for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), but could also cause problems…

  • Texas Oil Production Breaks New Record

    Published 12 February 2019 | viewed 59,671 times

    The state of Texas now has even more bragging rights in the U.S. Oil Patch, and even globally According to a new report from the…

  • This Is Just The Beginning Of Europe’s Gas War

    Published 10 February 2019 | viewed 18,306 times

    In a move that should not surprise energy pundits nor even those that follow geopolitical news in Europe, on Thursday Russian gas giant Gazprom said…

  • Trump Under Fire For Support Of Saudi-Led Coalition In Yemen

    Published 07 February 2019 | viewed 9,489 times

    Congress is about to give President Trump a bloody nose, at least politically, over part of his Saudi Arabia policy. On Wednesday, the panel voted…

  • Mozambique LNG Increasingly Appealing For International Players

    Published 06 February 2019 | viewed 10,223 times

    Tokyo Gas Co, Japan’s largest gas utility and a major LNG player, and British energy supplier Centrica agreed on Tuesday to jointly purchase 2.6 million…

  • China Faces An Uphill Battle For Energy Independence

    Published 05 February 2019 | viewed 11,774 times

    A Reuters report last week examining China's renewed oil and gas exploration and production push should make the country’s oil majors, Beijing energy planners, and…

  • Why Are Asian Spot LNG Prices Plunging?

    Published 04 February 2019 | viewed 17,348 times

    In more unusual moves for spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia, prices for the super-cooled fuel last week fell to a nine-month low amid…

  • Japanese Gas Major To Ramp Up Overseas Investment

    Published 02 February 2019 | viewed 8,848 times

    In the aftermath of the  Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 that forced the subsequent shutdown of Japan’s 50 plus nuclear reactors, the country’s reliance on then-overpriced…

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