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

Seaport Initiates Coverage of Magellan Midstream as a Buy

Seaport Initiates Coverage of Magellan Midstream as a Buy

The analysts say the partnership's refining-focused services are more insulated from the volume declines seen in much of the industry.

Baker Hughes' U.S. Rig Count Jumps for Second Week in a Row

Baker Hughes' U.S. Rig Count Jumps for Second Week in a Row

Three oil rigs and three gas rigs were added this past week, a sign that the oil industry is beginning to recover with higher commodity prices.

Antero Buys Marcellus Gas Assets From Southwestern for $450 Million

Antero Buys Marcellus Gas Assets From Southwestern for $450 Million

An unnamed third party has a 30-day 'tag along' option to sell more properties to Antero, which would bring the total purchase price to $560 million.

10 Oil Stocks to Consider as Part of an Industry Recovery

10 Oil Stocks to Consider as Part of an Industry Recovery

Seaport Global Securities releases its top picks with a few additions, including number-one ranked Synergy Resources.

Shares of Marathon Oil Advance on Buy Rating

Shares of Marathon Oil Advance on Buy Rating

The KLR Group initiated coverage of the company with a $21 price target, saying it has substantial intrinsic value.

Devon Energy Sheds $1B in Assets

Devon Energy Sheds $1B in Assets

Analysts deem divestitures as "mission critical" for the oil and gas explorer, which is expected to let go of another $1.7 billion to $1.8 billion in properties this year.

How a Rate Hike Could Halt Oil Market's Recovery

How a Rate Hike Could Halt Oil Market's Recovery

Rate hikes often lead to a stronger U.S. dollar, which would hurt oil prices and producers. But observers think disruptions around the world have a bigger effect.

Talen Pops After $1.8 Billion Bid, Analysts See Little Chance of Spoiler

Talen Pops After $1.8 Billion Bid, Analysts See Little Chance of Spoiler

The private equity firm is taking the company private only a year after it started trading, and for 25% less than its initial trading price.

Weatherford Stock Slides on Second Equity Offering of the Year

Weatherford Stock Slides on Second Equity Offering of the Year

While the share issuance will dilute stockholders by 17.7%, the proceeds will be used to pay down around $1 billion in debt.

Great Plains to Acquire Westar for $8.6B

Great Plains to Acquire Westar for $8.6B

The deal, which had been rumored, is expected to create long-term value for shareholders and cut costs for customers.