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

Vivint Solar Terminates $1.9 Billion Purchase by SunEdison

Vivint Solar Terminates $1.9 Billion Purchase by SunEdison

Vivint cites 'willful breach,' leading analysts to think that SunEdison will be dragged into a large lawsuit over the deal and continue to be financially stressed.

3 Energy Companies Trying to Sell Assets Fast

3 Energy Companies Trying to Sell Assets Fast

A host of companies, led by Chesapeake, would benefit from jettisoning assets that could keep them afloat -- and out of bankruptcy court.

Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Dies in Car Accident

Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Dies in Car Accident

The American Energy Partners executive drives into embankment after being charged for bid rigging.

Southern Co. Buying PowerSecure for $431 Million Cash

Southern Co. Buying PowerSecure for $431 Million Cash

The $431 million cash deal will give the buyer an edge in distributed power technologies.

RPC's Balance Sheet a Clear Contrast to Rest of Oil Sector

RPC's Balance Sheet a Clear Contrast to Rest of Oil Sector

Its financial strength leads analysts to wonder if it will buy other companies during the downturn or become a target.

Stressed Out: A Show of Strength for Energy Stocks

Stressed Out: A Show of Strength for Energy Stocks

Higher oil prices and, in at least one case, a solid earnings report lifted the fortunes of energy producers on the Real Money index of 20 troubled companies.

Oil and Gas Stalwarts for Unsteady Times -- Plus Jim Cramer's Take

Oil and Gas Stalwarts for Unsteady Times -- Plus Jim Cramer's Take

Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Marathon, Occidental and Hess are five good places to hide if you're an oil and gas investor betting on a rebound.

Which of These Oil and Gas Companies Are the Next Takeout Targets?

Which of These Oil and Gas Companies Are the Next Takeout Targets?

With oil dipping below $30 per barrel, widespread layoffs and more bankruptcies expected, observers see corporate M&A picking up in the industry this year.

Kinder Morgan Cut Its Dividend, Will Other Energy Companies Follow?

Kinder Morgan Cut Its Dividend, Will Other Energy Companies Follow?

The pipeline giant's drastic dividend cut is likely to prompt peers to follow suit.

Marathon Oil's Stock Needs a Growth Boost to Win This Race

Marathon Oil's Stock Needs a Growth Boost to Win This Race

CEO Lee Tillman has tinkered with the company since taking over in 2013 but its stock performance has lagged its peers. Will a deal do the trick?