Claire Poole

Claire Poole is a senior writer based in Houston covering energy and utilities. In her time at The Deal, Poole has written stories analyzing the how and why of energy deals and speculating on upcoming activity. She has also conducted insightful interviews with leading energy dealmakers and is often the first to reveal groundbreaking energy news. Before joining The Deal in 2000, Poole worked as a reporter and staff writer at Forbes, was editor-in-chief of El Financiero International and Mexico Business and was a contributing editor at Latin Trade. She also contributed articles to Money, Worth, Businessweek and Texas Monthly.

Recent Articles By The Author

This Planned IPO Will Have Bigger Revenue Than Microsoft and Apple Combined

This Planned IPO Will Have Bigger Revenue Than Microsoft and Apple Combined

The Middle East oil and gas giant plans to include all of its businesses in the offering and is preparing "industry-friendly" financials, according to reports.

Marathon Sheds Non-Operated Assets in West Texas for $235 Million

Marathon Sheds Non-Operated Assets in West Texas for $235 Million

The sale, to an unnamed buyer, brings its divestitures since August of 2015 to $1.5 billion, surpassing its $750 million to $1 billion target.

Sunoco Logistics Buys Vitol's Crude Oil Assets in The Permian For $760M

Sunoco Logistics Buys Vitol's Crude Oil Assets in The Permian For $760M

Analysts say the deal looks expensive near-term and need more color to assess its longer term value to the Energy Transfer complex.

Rice Energy buys Vantage for $2.7B

Rice Energy buys Vantage for $2.7B

The purchase, which preempts the target's IPO, makes Rice a top dry natural gas producer in Appalachia but may not fix its inventory depth and dilutes shareholders, analysts say.

TransCanada Offers to Buy Rest of Columbia Pipeline Partners for $848M

TransCanada Offers to Buy Rest of Columbia Pipeline Partners for $848M

Analysts were disappointed by the $15.75 per share offer, which is only 2.9% more than CPPL's stock price last Friday and 31.5% below its IPO price last year.