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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

  • The U.S. Is The World’s Top Oil Producer, But For How Long?

    Published 13 September 2018 | viewed 42,560 times

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday that the U.S. likely surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia earlier this year to become the world’s…

  • The Qatar-China LNG Deal Is A Game Changer

    Published 11 September 2018 | viewed 24,688 times

    PetroChina has just inked a deal to buy 3.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG from QatarGas in a move representing the Chinese firm’s…

  • Can Iran’s Gas Sector Thrive In The Face Of Fresh Sanctions?

    Published 11 September 2018 | viewed 7,151 times

    In what can arguably be called a strategic geopolitical gesture toward France, Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday that the country would refund…

  • Will The U.S. Let India Continue To Import Iranian Crude?

    Published 09 September 2018 | viewed 20,904 times

    India is increasingly finding itself caught between competing alliances. On one hand, ties between Washington and New Delhi have improved in recent years in large…

  • Tariff Threats Aren’t Impacting China’s LNG Demand

    Published 08 September 2018 | viewed 8,032 times

    On Thursday, Qatari Energy Minister Mohammed al-Sada said he expected China’s demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) to spike by between 20 percent to 25…

  • Texas LNG Reaches A Turning Point

    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 12,554 times

    The proposed Texas LNG project is now closer to becoming a reality. Last week, the 4 million tonne per annum (mtpa) two train project slated…

  • The Bearish Case For Oil

    Published 03 September 2018 | viewed 30,309 times

    A relatively new development in global oil markets has unfolded in recent months, one that has replaced another new development that also has the ability…

  • California Fights Trump’s Offshore Oil Drilling Plans

    Published 30 August 2018 | viewed 12,035 times

    The state of California and the Trump Administration continue to differ over a range of issues, particularly when it comes to energy. Earlier this week,…

  • Iranians Are Turning To U.S. Dollars To Offset Sanctions

    Published 29 August 2018 | viewed 12,903 times

    In a development that must be hard to stomach for the political elite in Tehran, many Iranians are turning to U.S. dollars to offset the…

  • India’s Thirst For Oil Is Outpacing China

    Published 28 August 2018 | viewed 20,760 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 13,367 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 13,735 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 6,903 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 22,124 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 11,472 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 30,819 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 13,352 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 24,617 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 7,957 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 24,853 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…

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