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

AEP Sells Four Power Plants to Blackstone, ArcLight for $2.17B

AEP Sells Four Power Plants to Blackstone, ArcLight for $2.17B

The divestiture is part of the company's drive to become a fully regulated utility and reduce business risks.

Is Atwood Oceanics again a possible takeover target?

Is Atwood Oceanics again a possible takeover target?

The company has a relatively young, high-spec rig fleet and 50 years' experience drilling shallow-to-ultra-deepwater wells for explorers and producers, particularly internationally.

Freeport-McMoRan Sells Deepwater Assets to Anadarko for $2 Billion

Freeport-McMoRan Sells Deepwater Assets to Anadarko for $2 Billion

Analysts say the deal came at a good price for Anadarko and will expand it in the Gulf of Mexico and generate free cash flow for onshore development.

These Are the Five Worst-Performing Energy Stocks on Friday

These Are the Five Worst-Performing Energy Stocks on Friday

U.S. energy stocks were among the market's biggest losers.

Analysts Shed Doubt on Apache's Gusher

Analysts Shed Doubt on Apache's Gusher

The new find is full of low priced natural gas, is lacking infrastructure to get it to market and needs further proving up to determine its worth, observers say.

Callon Buys Oil and Gas Assets From ArcLight-Backed Element for $327M

Callon Buys Oil and Gas Assets From ArcLight-Backed Element for $327M

The deal is the latest in what's become an industry-wide land grab for acreage in the area

Enbridge Buys Spectra for $28B, Creating Energy Infrastructure Giant

Enbridge Buys Spectra for $28B, Creating Energy Infrastructure Giant

The deal will help balance out the buyer's oil-heavy portfolio with more gas and extend its 10% to 12% annual dividend growth target through 2024.

Want to Retire Overseas? How About Taiwan?

Want to Retire Overseas? How About Taiwan?

The east Asian island nation ranks as the top expat destination for its quality of life and healthcare affordability.

Schlumberger More Dour on Oil and Gas Recovery

Schlumberger More Dour on Oil and Gas Recovery

Comments by the oilfield service giant led analysts to revise their earnings estimates downward but some still think it's a buy.

Williams Cos. Appoints Directors as It Executes Strategic Turnaround

Williams Cos. Appoints Directors as It Executes Strategic Turnaround

The new directors all have experience leading large publicly traded companies, which Corvex Management had criticized Williams for lacking.