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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 The Trade War Could Benefit Australian Gas

    Published 20 October 2018 | viewed 8,350 times

    Australian oil and gas producer Santos, the operator of the GLNG project, could win any comeback kid awards in the global energy patch. From several…

  • Is Saudi Arabia About To Enter The Arctic Gas Game?

    Published 18 October 2018 | viewed 14,372 times

    Now that global oil markets have gotten used to Saudi-Russian oil production cooperation that first hit the scene in early 2017 in an effort to…

  • The Implications Of A Fractured U.S., Saudi Alliance

    Published 16 October 2018 | viewed 10,585 times

    After the resurgence of the U.S. oil industry in recent years due to hydraulic fracking and the shale oil revolution, most thought the days of…

  • What’s Behind The Drop In Asian LNG Prices?

    Published 15 October 2018 | viewed 16,435 times

    Japan-Korea-Marker (JKM) prices for LNG to be delivered in November tanked on Friday by U.S. $1.039 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) year-on-year, settling at…

  • Will China’s “Debt Diplomacy” Backfire?

    Published 13 October 2018 | viewed 16,299 times

    Angola, Africa’s second largest oil producer, has ramped up its financial ties with Beijing, but perhaps to its own detriment, The country’s state newspaper Jornal…

  • Trump Insiders Ramp Up Rhetoric Against Russian Energy

    Published 10 October 2018 | viewed 7,601 times

    Hardliners in the Trump administration have been ramping up their rhetoric over Russia recently. President Trump’s hawkish chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a…

  • China Blinks First In LNG Face-Off With U.S.

    Published 09 October 2018 | viewed 28,576 times

    Amid the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, it seems that Beijing may be getting the short end of the stick already. On…

  • A New Era Of Geopolitical Risk In Global Oil Markets

    Published 08 October 2018 | viewed 15,598 times

    Amid never ending talk and speculation over how many more barrels of Iranian oil will be removed from global markets once sanctions slated to hit…

  • One State Stands Up As Emissions Mandates Go Up In Smoke

    Published 07 October 2018 | viewed 7,773 times

    On Thursday, the state of California ramped up its challenge to new federal emissions standards pushed by the Trump Administration. A state official said that…

  • Is This The Biggest LNG Deal Of The Decade?

    Published 03 October 2018 | viewed 12,765 times

    After years of indecision, governmental red tape, aboriginal resistance, environmental push-back and other problems, it appears that Canada may finally be on the path to…

  • Is China Turning Trump's Oil Weapon Against Him?

    Published 02 October 2018 | viewed 25,069 times

    Usually when referring to the so-called oil weapon, analysts are talking about the decades old policy of major oil producing nations withholding production to tighten…

  • The Middle East Nuclear Race Is Reaching A Boiling Point

    Published 29 September 2018 | viewed 26,444 times

    If there wasn’t already enough geopolitical tension in the Middle East, particularly as arch rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to square off on opposing…

  • $80 Oil: Increased Investment Or Demand Destruction?

    Published 26 September 2018 | viewed 12,961 times

    Amid all of the talk and conjecture of where global oil prices are heading, Shell CEO Martin van Beurden said yesterday that $80 per barrel…

  • The Future Of Global LNG Is Here

    Published 25 September 2018 | viewed 15,626 times

    Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets have evolved in just a few years, morphing from a somewhat limited supply of the super-cooled fuel as recently…

  • How Much Does The U.S. Spend On Defending Global Oil Supplies?

    Published 24 September 2018 | viewed 22,046 times

    President Trump’s insistence that the U.S. is unfairly shouldering the cost of protecting global sea shipping lanes for major oil producing nations received a new…

  • Russian Oil Production Hits Post-Soviet Record

    Published 22 September 2018 | viewed 13,437 times

    While there has been no love-loss between the U.S. and Russia in recent years, news coming out of Moscow yesterday was sure to cheer the…

  • Canada Boosts Oil Exports To The U.S.

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 14,045 times

    Canada is requiring stronger tanks cars for transporting crude oil ahead of previously set deadlines, the country’s transport minister said on Wednesday. Transport Canada, the…

  • Germany Blinks First In Ongoing European Gas War

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 15,117 times

    The U.S. is increasingly finding itself at odds against not only Beijing as Trump executes a sledge hammer approach to ongoing trade disputes with China,…

  • Russia Inks Huge Deal With World’s Top LNG Importer

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 13,858 times

    Russian state-run gas giant Gazprom and Tokyo-based conglomerate Mitsui & Co. inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on liquefied natural gas (LNG) development last week.…

  • The U.S. Calls On Russia To Cap Soaring Oil Prices

    Published 15 September 2018 | viewed 35,719 times

    As crucial mid-term congressional elections in November draw near, the Trump administration is feeling the heat over higher oil prices. London-traded global oil benchmark Brent…

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