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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

  • Citi: Oil Prices Are Going Nowhere Next Year

    Published 11 December 2018 | viewed 16,191 times

    We’ve been here before and since global oil markets are indeed cyclical, Citi’s new oil price forecast for 2019 should not come as much of…

  • The Dangers Of China’s Growing Oil Demand

    Published 10 December 2018 | viewed 17,743 times

    China’s oil thirst continues to grow, despite the impact that U.S. tariffs are starting to have on the world’s second largest economy. On Saturday, preliminary…

  • Are Russia’s Natural Gas Goals Too Ambitious?

    Published 08 December 2018 | viewed 10,011 times

    This kind of development is often lost amid talk of higher news grabbing global oil markets headlines, particularly as Russia, now a major part of…

  • The Race Is On For Philippines’ First LNG Terminal

    Published 06 December 2018 | viewed 14,178 times

    News coming out of the Philippines is that yet another group of companies is trying to be the first to build a working liquefied natural…

  • Could Iraq Be The Next OPEC Member To Exit?

    Published 05 December 2018 | viewed 10,613 times

    Even more cracks may be forming within OPEC, even as market pundits continue to analyze Qatar’s decision two days ago to withdraw from the oil…

  • Qatar’s OPEC Exit May Just Be The Beginning

    Published 04 December 2018 | viewed 17,959 times

    Much has already been written over the last 24 hours by pundits and analysts alike about Qatar’s decision to leave the Organization of the Oil…

  • China-U.S. Ceasefire Paves Way For New LNG Projects

    Published 03 December 2018 | viewed 9,718 times

    News broke on Saturday that the U.S. and China had reached a ceasefire in its ongoing trade war after President Trump met with Chinese President…

  • LNG Prices Are In A Tailspin Due To Warmer Weather

    Published 01 December 2018 | viewed 14,294 times

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices remain under pressure amid warmer temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, with more warm winter months projected in the world’s top…

  • The Real Cost Of Saudi Arabia’s Gas Ambitions

    Published 28 November 2018 | viewed 10,487 times

    The world’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market will become even more competitive within the next several years. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is…

  • Three Reasons Why LNG Prices In Asia Are Plunging

    Published 27 November 2018 | viewed 18,496 times

    Prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) remain weak going into what forecasters are claiming will be a warmer than usual winter season in the Northern…

  • White House Doubles Down On Coal Despite New Climate Report

    Published 26 November 2018 | viewed 19,179 times

    President Trump has spent much of the first two years of his presidency at odds with environmentalists over numerous issues, but now that disagreement also…

  • Why The China-Philippines Energy Deal Won’t Last

    Published 24 November 2018 | viewed 13,949 times

    In a controversial move in this Southeast Asian country of nearly 100 million people, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping lead…

  • Trump’s Impossible Decision Over Saudi Arabia

    Published 22 November 2018 | viewed 11,117 times

    The chips are finally starting to fall in place for Saudi Arabia over the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month. Early Thursday,…

  • Iran: U.S. Has Failed To Stop Oil Exports

    Published 19 November 2018 | viewed 12,505 times

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the country will continue to export oil despite fresh U.S. sanctions, which he described as “psychological war…

  • Alaska Sees Record Breaking Year For Oil And Gas Leases

    Published 17 November 2018 | viewed 13,583 times

    Alaska is still trying to make an oil production comeback after years of declining production from maturing fields. On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Natural…

  • Natural Gas Skyrockets As China Pledges Huge Supply Boost

    Published 14 November 2018 | viewed 24,550 times

    With an eye on last winter’s natural gas supply debacle, Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC has pledged a 20 percent rise in gas supply, the…

  • Is U.S. Oil Getting Left Behind In The Green Energy Race?

    Published 14 November 2018 | viewed 6,102 times

    In what can only be called a rebuke over American oil and gas companies’ lack of commitment to climate change concerns, a new report released…

  • Nord Stream 2 Could Still Be Derailed By U.S. Sanctions

    Published 12 November 2018 | viewed 9,766 times

    The potential for more tensions in relations between the U.S. and Russia continue to mount. Late last week, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that…

  • What’s Behind China’s New Charm Offensive?

    Published 11 November 2018 | viewed 10,675 times

    Australia’s reliance on its giant trading partner China could get a little stickier going forward. Yesterday, Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged to increase…

  • Oil Heads South On Mixed Signals From OPEC

    Published 08 November 2018 | viewed 12,950 times

    There was a hint that something like this could happen, and now it’s here. When oil prices were spiking at the beginning of last month,…

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