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

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.

Six Oil Stocks That Could Be Impacted by OPEC Talks

Six Oil Stocks That Could Be Impacted by OPEC Talks

Bill Barrett, Denbury, Hess, Marathon, Oasis and Whiting could feel the gyrations in the markets the most given their higher oil composition.

Oil and Gas Companies Could Still Do Some Paring

Oil and Gas Companies Could Still Do Some Paring

A turnaround may be in the sights for the industry but many companies could still look toward divestitures to strengthen their finances and put money in the bank for acquisitions.

Southeast Residents Face Rising Gasoline Prices As Pipeline Fix Starts

Southeast Residents Face Rising Gasoline Prices As Pipeline Fix Starts

The Colonial Pipeline, which was shut down due to a leak on its system, supplies about 40% of the gasoline used in the eastern U.S.