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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

  • Russia Blames Fed Interest Hike For Low Oil Prices

    Published 27 December 2018 | viewed 15,925 times

    It seems that the Federal Reserve can’t get a break. For months, President Trump has been increasingly criticizing the Fed’s policy of incrementally increasing interest…

  • Washington Turmoil Roils Global Oil Markets

    Published 26 December 2018 | viewed 17,434 times

    President Donald Trump’s decisions over the past week are throwing both global equities markets and oil markets into tantrums. Christmas week started with dismal developments…

  • Saudis Tread On Thin Ice As Prices Slide

    Published 23 December 2018 | viewed 38,106 times

    Energy planners in Saudi Arabia must be scratching their heads in wonder, even possibly despair. The oil-rich kingdom had picked itself up after threats of…

  • Canada’s LNG Dream Just Turned Into A Nightmare

    Published 22 December 2018 | viewed 30,092 times

    Just when it looked like Canada’s fledgling LNG sector was finally getting off the ground after Royal Dutch Shell and its partners gave the green…

  • Can China Save South Sudan’s Oil Sector?

    Published 19 December 2018 | viewed 15,472 times

    War-torn South Sudan could become a significant oil producer in the region if the country can manage to maintain a peace deal reached between warring…

  • Tiny Qatar Flexes Its Muscles With Oil And Gas Investment Push

    Published 19 December 2018 | viewed 17,651 times

    Qatar is continuing to make energy headline news. The tiny kingdom is forging its own path even at the expense of recently pulling out of…

  • Why Iran’s Positive OPEC Spin Won’t Last

    Published 17 December 2018 | viewed 18,693 times

    In recent months, it’s been difficult to hear any positive statements coming from Iran’s troubled oil sector, particularly since President Trump decided in May to…

  • What’s Behind The Plunge In LNG Prices?

    Published 13 December 2018 | viewed 18,698 times

    Spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia continues to drop, plunging to six-month lows in recent trading, an unusual move for the super-cooled…

  • One Houston Gas Player Is Changing The LNG Business Forever

    Published 13 December 2018 | viewed 20,556 times

    Houston-based LNG player Tellurian Inc. said last Thursday that its subsidiary has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vitol, a British energy and…

  • Citi: Oil Prices Are Going Nowhere Next Year

    Published 11 December 2018 | viewed 17,745 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 20,972 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 11,309 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 16,511 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 12,649 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 20,462 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 10,844 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 15,484 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 13,999 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 21,019 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 33,036 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…

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