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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

  • India’s Thirst For Oil Is Outpacing China

    Published 28 August 2018 | viewed 19,982 times

    In a disclosure that might not necessarily be good news for Indian economic and government planners, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said last week that India…

  • Will Saudi Arabia's Geopolitical Strategy Backfire?

    Published 27 August 2018 | viewed 13,002 times

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Friday that Vladimir Putin is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia. The statement comes after the Russian president…

  • South Korea Doubles Down On Gas And Renewables

    Published 25 August 2018 | viewed 12,935 times

    Korea Gas (KOGAS), South Korea’s dominant liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyer, has launched a new strategy designed to overhaul its business, worth a total investment…

  • Will China Impose Tariffs On U.S. LNG?

    Published 23 August 2018 | viewed 6,650 times

    It’s too early to declare winners and losers over increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In fact, trade disputes are never a zero-sum…

  • This Vital Oil And Gas Choke Point Could Be At Risk

    Published 21 August 2018 | viewed 21,300 times

    Beijing is taking to task a Pentagon report, ”Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2018” released last Thursday on China’s military…

  • New Gulf Of Mexico Leases Raise Concerns

    Published 20 August 2018 | viewed 11,076 times

    The Trump administration on Wednesday held a new auction for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), yielding some $178 million in winning bids,…

  • Overlooked Gas Project Could Be Biggest Winner In Trade War

    Published 18 August 2018 | viewed 30,569 times

    After several months of what can only be only called bad PR and troubling news coming out of the ExxonMobil-led $19 bn Papua New Guinea…

  • Nord Stream 2 Clears Another Hurdle

    Published 16 August 2018 | viewed 12,893 times

    Russia has moved one step closer to seeing its controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline become a reality. On Wednesday, the consortium managing the…

  • Why China Will Continue To Buy Iranian Crude

    Published 14 August 2018 | viewed 23,609 times

    As the U.S. and Iran continue to trade barbs over the restart of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic, China is also entering the verbal…

  • Philippines Cracks Down On Fuel Pirates

    Published 13 August 2018 | viewed 7,525 times

    Oil smuggling has been a thorn in the side of the Philippine government for decades, with both overt oil smuggling, the transfer of oil cargoes…

  • The Unforeseen Consequences Of China's Insatiable Oil Demand

    Published 09 August 2018 | viewed 23,927 times

    While it’s true that China's crude oil imports recovered slightly in July, it was still among the lowest so far this year due to a…

  • Canada Frees Itself From Saudi Oil Imports

    Published 08 August 2018 | viewed 45,032 times

    The ongoing political row between Canada and Saudi Arabia over Ottawa’s demand that the kingdom release detained women’s rights activists in the country is picking…

  • This Is Why Canada Lost The LNG Race

    Published 06 August 2018 | viewed 27,222 times

    Two weeks ago, it looked as if Canada’s fledgling LNG hopes would finally be resuscitated. Shell’s chief financial officer Jessica Uhl told analysts during the…

  • The Next Big Energy Standoff Will Happen Here

    Published 05 August 2018 | viewed 15,316 times

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have agreed on a so-called single  working text to continue negotiations for a Code of Conduct…

  • PetroChina Sees Huge Boost In Profit

    Published 31 July 2018 | viewed 7,046 times

    It’s a plight that affects all international oil majors, ranging from UK-based BP, to Irving Texas-based ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, to…

  • LNG Prices Soar As Heatwave Hits Eastern Asia

    Published 30 July 2018 | viewed 9,235 times

    Japan, known for its aversion to using oil for power generation, has had little choice but to ramp up its usage of the dirtier burning…

  • EU And U.S. Pledge To Boost Natural Gas Trade

    Published 26 July 2018 | viewed 11,458 times

    In a breakthrough in EU-U.S. trade talks, President Trump and European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed yesterday in a meeting at the White House…

  • The Latest Battlefield In Asia’s Energy War

    Published 24 July 2018 | viewed 12,420 times

    Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly offered Sri Lanka a new grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million). According to media reports, Sri Lankan…

  • Anti-OPEC Bill Could Be A Game-Changer For Oil Markets

    Published 23 July 2018 | viewed 21,291 times

    In its effort to wrest more control over global oil markets away from foreign producers, Congress has been pushing a bill that would let the…

  • Iran Files Complaint Against U.S. For “Unlawful” Sanctions

    Published 19 July 2018 | viewed 7,575 times

    On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter that Iran had filed a complaint against the U.S. with the International Court of…

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