Staying up on Oklahoma's booming energy sector


  • Chesapeake selling acreage in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale

    By Jay F. Marks Business Writer jmarks@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is selling acreage in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale for $336 million.

  • McClendon's American Energy forming midstream company

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LLC is teaming with primary investor The Energy and Minerals Group to form a pipeline company American Energy-Midstream LLC will focus primarily in areas where affiliates of McClendon’s company have active upstream operations. American Energy has...

  • Williams poised to acquire Access Midstream in $6B deal

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    The Williams Cos. Inc. has agreed to acquire the full general partners stake in Access Midstream Partners LP for nearly $6 billion, the Tulsa-based company announced Sunday. Williams intends to merge Access with its own pipeline master limited partnership, Williams Partners LP. “The proposed...

  • American Energy Partners spending $4B to acquire new acreage

    Jay Marks | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    American Energy Partners LP is spending more than $4 billion to increase its industry-leading position in Ohio’s Utica Shale and move into the Permian Basin and Marcellus Shale for the first time. The company, which was founded by Aubrey McClendon last April, announced the moves early...

  • Chesapeake board approves spinoff of services company

    Jay Marks | Updated: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s board has signed off on plans to spin off its oil-field services company into a new company called Seventy Seven Energy. Chesapeake first indicated in February that it was looking at alternatives for subsidiary Chesapeake Oilfield Services, which brought in about $2.2...

  • Data: Oklahoma Power Plants Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Paul Monies | Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    The Environmental Protection Agency released proposed rules Monday to cut emissions of greenhouse gases 30 percent from electric power plants by 2030. You can read more about how the proposed rules affect Oklahoma in today’s The Oklahoman. Here’s how Oklahoma’s electric power plants stack...

  • Chesapeake to slash debt with spinoffs

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is poised to spin off its oil-field service division and other assets to help reduce debt.

  • Tennessee lawmakers question TVA over electric transmission line from Oklahoma

    Paul Monies | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Concerns over eminent domain and the ongoing fight over renewal of the wind production tax credit have pulled a Clean Line Energy Partners’ transmission project into the spotlight in Congress.

  • Continental exec to be new WPX Energy CEO

    Jay F. Marks | Published: Thu, May 1, 2014

    A top executive at Continental Resources Inc. has resigned to take over the top post at Tulsa-based WPX Energy, the Oklahoma City-based company announced Thursday.

  • Solar spin and the future of distributed generation in Oklahoma

    Paul Monies | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    It’s been a wild week for those who follow renewable energy in Oklahoma.

  • Boone Pickens praises another 'corporate raider' for Time list

    Jay F. Marks | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Time magazine has released its latest list of the most influential people in the world.



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Adam Wilmoth


Energy Editor

Adam Wilmoth returned to The Oklahoman as energy editor in 2012 after working for four years in public relations. He previously spent seven years as a business reporter at The Oklahoman, including five years covering the state's energy sector.

Wilmoth holds a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He's also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City's youth program, LOYAL -- Linking Oklahoma City's Young Adult Leaders.

Paul Monies


Energy Reporter

Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and database editor for The Oklahoman. He is a native of Scotland who graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Jay F. Marks


Energy Reporter

Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.

Brianna Bailey


Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern California. Bailey joined the business desk at the Oklahoman in January 2013. She lives in Norman with her husband and two daughters.


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