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

Continental Sells Bakken Assets for $222M, Jones Pays $136M for Some in the Stack

Continental Sells Bakken Assets for $222M, Jones Pays $136M for Some in the Stack

Oil and gas properties continue to exchange hands at what many think may be the bottom of the downturn.

Activist investors Jana, Corvex build stakes in Marathon Petroleum

Activist investors Jana, Corvex build stakes in Marathon Petroleum

Is it a value play given the drop in refining stocks -- or could Barry Rosenstein and Keith Meister be looking to agitate for change?

Three Power Stocks Worth Considering in a High-Priced Sector

Three Power Stocks Worth Considering in a High-Priced Sector

Exelon is moderately cheap compared with the industry while Sempra and Dominion may be gaining some traction, analysts say.

Three Oilfield Services Outfits Earning Through the Downturn

Three Oilfield Services Outfits Earning Through the Downturn

Tetra Technologies, Natural Gas Services and Patterson-UTI continue to generate solid margins and free cash flow, with Tetra trading below its peers.

Parsley Picks Up Midland Basin Oil And Gas Properties For $400M

Parsley Picks Up Midland Basin Oil And Gas Properties For $400M

The transaction is the buyer's fourth acquisition in eight months and includes margin-boosting royalty interests.

Concho Buys West Texas Properties From Reliance For $1.65B

Concho Buys West Texas Properties From Reliance For $1.65B

The deal, which was privately negotiated, expands the buyer's position in the popular Midland Basin by more than a third at a healthy valuation.

Xylem Buys Jordan, Goldman-Backed Sensus For $1.7B

Xylem Buys Jordan, Goldman-Backed Sensus For $1.7B

The deal is expected to help the buyer bring smart meters to customers in the water and energy industries, boost growth and create shareholder value

Chesapeake Investors Not Impressed with Turnaround Efforts

Chesapeake Investors Not Impressed with Turnaround Efforts

The company's second quarter loss was wider than expected, despite moves to slash debt, cut costs and boost asset sales targets while ramping up operations in some areas.

Newfield Sheds Texas Assets for $390M, More Than Expected

Newfield Sheds Texas Assets for $390M, More Than Expected

Its unconventional Eagle Ford assets went to EnCap Investments-backed Protégé but it didn't disclose the buyer of its conventional natural gas assets in South and West Texas

Occidental to Take "Pac-Man" Approach toward Acquisitions

Occidental to Take "Pac-Man" Approach toward Acquisitions

CEO Vicki Hollub made it clear that the company would make several smaller purchases in the Permian but wasn't interested in acquiring an entire company.