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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

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

    Published 24 November 2018 | viewed 15,740 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 11,717 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 13,882 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 15,478 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 26,286 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 6,702 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 11,492 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 12,234 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 13,464 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,…

  • The Clock Is Ticking For China’s Oil Independence

    Published 06 November 2018 | viewed 14,972 times

    China is pulling out all stops in order to increase its oil and gas production, but at the end of the day it will likely…

  • Stranded LNG Tankers Point To A Major Problem In Gas Markets

    Published 05 November 2018 | viewed 17,544 times

    An anticipated warmer winter in north Asia and Japan may be good for residents in these colder climates, but it’s starting to play havoc with…

  • This Major Cover Up Could Wreak Havoc On Global Oil Markets

    Published 03 November 2018 | viewed 27,695 times

    The decision facing President Donald Trump is not an easy one, a problem not of his own choosing and one that the politically charged president…

  • China’s LNG Tariffs Are A Tactical Stroke Of Brilliance

    Published 31 October 2018 | viewed 14,863 times

    Much has been written about how a Trump instigated trade war has hurt China, and with good reason. Numbers coming out of the country show…

  • Philippines Gas Crunch Forces Uneasy Alliance With China

    Published 30 October 2018 | viewed 8,917 times

    The Philippines said today that the country had short listed three different groups to build and operate its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal…

  • Iran’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True

    Published 29 October 2018 | viewed 134,368 times

    In what must seem like a nightmare scenario for Iran, not only is another U.S. president leveling sanctions against its economy, and particularly that economy’s…

  • $5 Billion Saudi LNG Investment Plays Into Russia’s Hands

    Published 29 October 2018 | viewed 14,037 times

    Depending on who you ask, energy markets would likely be better off without more Saudi-Russia oil and gas cooperation, which will amount to greater clout…

  • The IEA’s Warning To Oil Producers

    Published 25 October 2018 | viewed 23,763 times

    In disconcerting news for major oil producing countries, particularly production heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Russia, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday that…

  • This Landmark LNG Deal Will Change Energy Geopolitics Forever

    Published 24 October 2018 | viewed 17,665 times

    China’s LNG demand grew by a record 8 mt in 2017 and is set to expand by another record 12 mt this year, making up…

  • Europe’s Gas Game Just Took A Wild Twist

    Published 23 October 2018 | viewed 15,801 times

    Despite the almost unprecedented divisive nature of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, he is chalking up some impressive foreign policy victories, including finally bringing Beijing to…

  • China’s Oil Addiction Is Its Main Weakness As A Superpower

    Published 22 October 2018 | viewed 26,936 times

    For decades, the U.S. was so reliant on foreign crude oil imports that it dictated much of the country’s foreign policy spanning numerous presidential administrations.…

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