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.

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American Electric Power reports slight earnings miss

American Electric Power reports slight earnings miss

The Columbus, Ohio, utility's earnings were down 20% over the same period last year and sales slid 13%, mostly due to the "warm winter blues."

Baker Hughes' First Quarter Losses Balloon to Almost $1B

Baker Hughes' First Quarter Losses Balloon to Almost $1B

The oilfield services giant didn't shed light on any progress regarding its $35 billion acquisition by Halliburton.

Halliburton Results Delay Portends Baker Hughes Deal Breaking Down

Halliburton Results Delay Portends Baker Hughes Deal Breaking Down

The move could also mean that it's buying time to round up a buyer for some of the companies' assets before the April 30 merger deadline, analysts say.

Schlumberger Releases Results, Expects More Pain in the Oil Patch

Schlumberger Releases Results, Expects More Pain in the Oil Patch

CEO Paal Kibsgaard thinks a tightening in the supply-and-demand balance could prompt a recovery in the second half.

KMI Reports Solid but Missed Earnings

KMI Reports Solid but Missed Earnings

The company cancelled a $3.3 billion pipeline that would have fed natural gas to New England utilities.

Callon Petroleum's Rally Continues After Asset Purchase

Callon Petroleum's Rally Continues After Asset Purchase

The buyer plans to pay for the cash portion of the $303 million deal with cash on hand, borrowings under its revolving credit facility and proceeds from a stock offering.

ETE, Williams Have 50-50 Chance of Completing Merger - Analyst

ETE, Williams Have 50-50 Chance of Completing Merger - Analyst

With more negative developments, analysts expect the buyer will eventually pay the target a $1 billion to $2 billion breakup fee.

Jim Cramer -- Don't Sell Your Stocks Just Because of Oil

Jim Cramer -- Don't Sell Your Stocks Just Because of Oil

There is no correlation between getting oil to a point of equilibrium and the current S&P 500 index, Cramer says.

Schlumberger Well Positioned For Rebound Despite Bleak Near-term Outlook

Schlumberger Well Positioned For Rebound Despite Bleak Near-term Outlook

RBC Capital Markets analyst anticipates lower sales and margins for the oilfield services giant across all geographies.

No Deal in Doha - Is It Time to Buy Oil and Gas Stocks?

No Deal in Doha - Is It Time to Buy Oil and Gas Stocks?

Despite a disappointing outcome from the meeting of OPEC members, industry fundamentals have been improving and now be the time to act.