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

NGL Shares Fall After Company Reports Loss

NGL Shares Fall After Company Reports Loss

The partnership said the $207 million net loss included $252.9 million in non-cash charges and blamed lower Ebitda on commodity price declines and warmer weather.

Tidewater Closes Off 36% on Earnings, Possible Covenant Breach

Tidewater Closes Off 36% on Earnings, Possible Covenant Breach

The company said it may no longer be in compliance with its interest coverage ratio requirement under its loan agreements by June and a covenant violation could occur by mid-August.

4 Possible Oil and Gas Combinations in the Red-Hot Permian Basin

4 Possible Oil and Gas Combinations in the Red-Hot Permian Basin

Exxon Mobil-Pioneer, Diamondback-Energen, Diamondback-RSP Permian and Callon-Clayton Williams all make sense in a place where operators are actually making money.

Six Potential Oil and Gas Takeover Targets

Six Potential Oil and Gas Takeover Targets

CreditSights sees M&A picking up in the oil and gas sector in the second half, citing Concho, Whiting, Oasis, Range, Antero and Anadarko as possible takeouts

Parsley Energy Shares Rise on Value-Boosting Acquisition

Parsley Energy Shares Rise on Value-Boosting Acquisition

Analysts say the deal will improve the company's position and efficiency in a promising part of West Texas' southern Delaware Basin.

Axiall Stock Rises on Westlake's Participation in Auction

Axiall Stock Rises on Westlake's Participation in Auction

Westlake Chemical, a hostile bidder, intends to submit a revised proposal or reaffirm its current one by the June 3 deadline.

Ocean Rig Jumps 28% on Earnings Beat

Ocean Rig Jumps 28% on Earnings Beat

Analysts wonder if some of the improvement may be attributed to fees from oil and gas explorers cancelling use of its equipment early.

Transocean Stock Drops After S&P Downgrade

Transocean Stock Drops After S&P Downgrade

The bond rating agency cited weak expectations for offshore drilling demand through next year.

Range Lassoes Memorial Resource for $3.3 Billion

Range Lassoes Memorial Resource for $3.3 Billion

The deal - the first in a while due to the industry downturn - will expand the buyer's natural gas position into the Gulf Coast and lower its overall debt.

Freeport-McMoRan Sells Congolese Copper Mine to CMOC for $2.65 Billion

Freeport-McMoRan Sells Congolese Copper Mine to CMOC for $2.65 Billion

Freeport-McMoRan doesn't expect a material gain or loss on the transaction and anticipates using the net proceeds to repay debt.