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

Energy Transfer Officially Nixes Williams Acquisition

Energy Transfer Officially Nixes Williams Acquisition

Analysts say both Energy Transfer and Williams will need to address distribution coverage going forward but that Williams looks cheap compared with its peers.

Southwestern Rises on New Credit Facility

Southwestern Rises on New Credit Facility

The move buys the distressed oil and gas company some time but also increases its financing costs, cuts its liquidity and limits its flexibility, making equity and asset sales likely.

Oil Companies to Watch as Crude's Slide Continues on 'Brexit' Woes

Oil Companies to Watch as Crude's Slide Continues on 'Brexit' Woes

While a possible slowdown in the U.K. economy isn't expected to have a big effect on oil prices, a stronger dollar already is for an industry plagued by uncertainty.

Uncertainties Remain in Failed Williams-Energy Transfer Tie-Up

Uncertainties Remain in Failed Williams-Energy Transfer Tie-Up

Williams presses ahead with shareholder vote despite Delaware judge ruling, with further litigation and a distribution cut probable.

All Roads Lead to Uncertain Fates for Williams, ETE

All Roads Lead to Uncertain Fates for Williams, ETE

Dividend cuts and debt loads weigh on companies' prospects no matter what happens in the upcoming Delaware trial.

For Energy MLPs, It's All About That Basin

For Energy MLPs, It's All About That Basin

Operators in the Permian and Marcellus/Utica have the best prospects while those in the Haynesville, Barnett and Eagle Ford are the most challenged, CreditSights says in a report.

Devon Sells Assets to Pioneer, Others for $858 Million

Devon Sells Assets to Pioneer, Others for $858 Million

CEO and president Dave Hager said the asset sales are highly accretive and conclude its non-core divestiture program ahead of schedule.

Legal Showdown Starts Next Week in Williams Cos. Suit

Legal Showdown Starts Next Week in Williams Cos. Suit

Delaware judge must evaluate the behavior and motivations of ETE, CEO Warren and its advisers.

Shares of Distressed Rex Energy Jump with Asset Sale

Shares of Distressed Rex Energy Jump with Asset Sale

The oil and gas explorer plans to use the $40 million in proceeds from the sale of all of its Illinois Basin properties to pay down its debt.

Oil Explorers Slash Investments by $1 Trillion Since Oil Price Drop

Oil Explorers Slash Investments by $1 Trillion Since Oil Price Drop

Wood Mackenzie expects to see additional cuts throughout the year as more projects are dropped and companies struggle to break even.