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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Peabody Energy Bankruptcy May Weigh on Kinder Morgan, Others

Peabody Energy Bankruptcy May Weigh on Kinder Morgan, Others

In January the energy transportation and storage provider said its exposure to the coal giant amounted to $30 million in total Ebitda.

Oil Stocks on the Eve of OPEC Meeting

Oil Stocks on the Eve of OPEC Meeting

Many believe positive results from the Doha meeting are already baked into oil stocks, so they're sticking by the strongest names, including Chevron, EOG Resources and Schlumberger.

Chesapeake Achieves Debt Relief but Still Needs to Shed Assets

Chesapeake Achieves Debt Relief but Still Needs to Shed Assets

Some analysts believe the company could bring in more than $3 billion selling its properties in Appalachia's Marcellus shale.

National Oilwell Likely to Shrug Off Dividend Reduction, Lower Sales Forecast

National Oilwell Likely to Shrug Off Dividend Reduction, Lower Sales Forecast

One analyst believes that near-term earnings revisions in the oilfield services sector are less important at this point of the downturn.

Noble Energy Hits Another Dry Hole

Noble Energy Hits Another Dry Hole

While the news came after three other such disappointments offshore, the company is still considered one of the industry's top names and expected to survive the downturn.

Will CenterPoint Become a Real Estate Investment Trust? Should It?

Will CenterPoint Become a Real Estate Investment Trust? Should It?

CenterPoint going REIT would have rewards but also carry some expensive risks, experts say. But with shareholders and activists looking at a sideways stock price, the pressure is on.

These 5 Oil and Gas Producers Have the Best Returns on Capital

These 5 Oil and Gas Producers Have the Best Returns on Capital

Even with persistently low oil prices, there are some companies so efficient at extracting it from the ground, they can still turn a profit on every barrel. We found five.

Could Apache Be the Next Oil Company to Slash Its Dividend?

Could Apache Be the Next Oil Company to Slash Its Dividend?

Management says it hasn't cut the company's payout because it doesn't have any near-term liquidity need. But it may have to rethink if oil prices stay low.

Oil and gas officials enraged by cancellation of Atlantic lease sale

Oil and gas officials enraged by cancellation of Atlantic lease sale

While the region's reserves are small compared with other parts of the U.S., the move is considered a big policy reversal by the Obama administration and could have wider implications.

GE's Next Acquisition Could Be in Oil and Gas: Here Are the Targets

GE's Next Acquisition Could Be in Oil and Gas: Here Are the Targets

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt made it clear he intends to start spending his company's $150 billion war chest on oil and gas assets. Here are the targets.