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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

  • Controversial Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Could Be Operational By November

    Published 30 January 2019 | viewed 12,717 times

    In what would be an early geopolitical win for Moscow, German news agency DW reported yesterday, citing one of the project’s engineers, that the Nord…

  • Philippines’ LNG Hopes Are Fading Fast

    Published 30 January 2019 | viewed 8,384 times

    It should be plain to see by now for those who follow energy news that the Philippines is not only struggling to put its first…

  • What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s New Downstream Strategy?

    Published 28 January 2019 | viewed 7,669 times

    Saudi Aramco, the world’s wealthiest albeit state-owned oil company, continues to diversify in downstream investments. On Monday, the storied oil major said it planned to…

  • Chinese Solar Giant: “The Party Is Definitely Over”

    Published 27 January 2019 | viewed 12,445 times

    Just like in most things energy related, including crude oil imports, natural gas and LNG imports, coal usage and even nuclear power, China’s massive population…

  • Qatar’s Latest Move Is A Stroke Of Geopolitical Brilliance

    Published 26 January 2019 | viewed 17,870 times

    Much has already been written about how Qatar, Australia and even the U.S. are jockeying to lock in global LNG market share. The race for…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Dangerous Geopolitical Game

    Published 24 January 2019 | viewed 14,488 times

    Saudi Arabia is putting itself in a potentially dangerous geopolitical position as it seeks to continue its decades' long relationship with Washington while at the…

  • Trump Takes Aim At California Emissions Laws

    Published 23 January 2019 | viewed 6,862 times

    President Trump’s efforts to change California’s longstanding, but stringent low carbon fuel standards could get even tougher. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit…

  • The World’s Most Geopolitically Charged Pipeline

    Published 19 January 2019 | viewed 13,747 times

    Russia’s proposed pipeline to bring more gas from Russian fields into Europe via an undersea pipeline to Germany seems to be unable to shake both…

  • Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry

    Published 17 January 2019 | viewed 13,368 times

    Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated…

  • Why Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar

    Published 16 January 2019 | viewed 11,542 times

    The often-used phrase “becoming all things to all people” may work well in many contexts but in the energy patch, particularly with Saudi Arabia, it’s…

  • U.S.-Qatar Energy Partnership Has Russia On Edge

    Published 15 January 2019 | viewed 12,225 times

    It’s been well noted on my OilPrice.com posts over the past year that President Donald Trump isn’t happy with where and even how much of…

  • China’s Slowing Economic Growth Could Wreak Havoc On Oil Markets

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 19,346 times

    Despite renewed hopes that a fresh trade deal could be reached between the U.S. and China by the two sides’ self-imposed March 2 deadline, it…

  • Bearish News Mounts For LNG Spot Markets

    Published 13 January 2019 | viewed 9,884 times

    What a difference just one year can make. This time last year energy planners in Beijing were caught in an embarrassing situation when they moved…

  • Can Yankee Ingenuity Jump Start The Philippine LNG sector?

    Published 12 January 2019 | viewed 6,545 times

    A U.S.-based company, Excelerate Energy, is throwing its hat in the fledgling Philippine liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. Excelerate, based in Woodlands, Texas, and Manila-based…

  • Poland Scrambles To Wean Itself Off Russian Gas

    Published 10 January 2019 | viewed 20,732 times

    Poland is continuing to make a pivot away from its decades-long natural gas supplier - Russia. In a statement on Wednesday, Polish state-controlled oil and…

  • China’s Gas Pivot Is Starting To Pay Off

    Published 09 January 2019 | viewed 9,216 times

    Environmental authorities in China said on Friday that Beijing and its surrounding industrial province of Hebei cut smog emissions by at least 12 percent in…

  • What Apple’s Tailspin Means For Oil Prices

    Published 08 January 2019 | viewed 8,471 times

    Global equity markets are entering the New Year in the doldrums and are spooking traders and investors alike, closely mirroring the decline in manufacturing growth…

  • Trade War Could Persist Unless China Caves

    Published 03 January 2019 | viewed 9,160 times

    Markets have been anticipating more trade talks this year between Washington and Beijing. However, it appears that the U.S. could be preparing to ask for…

  • Can Mozambique Avoid The Natural Resource Curse?

    Published 02 January 2019 | viewed 9,858 times

    The field of global liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers will get even more crowded going forward. U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil said Monday that it,…

  • $70 Oil Could Be Right Around The Corner

    Published 31 December 2018 | viewed 64,966 times

    Oil markets have always been cyclical, and now even more so with advanced electronic trading, more speculation (which often results in wider oil price swings)…

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