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  • Energy companies lead quarter's best-, worst-performing stocks

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    While the price of oil has improved a bit, it's been stuck in a narrow range for much for the past six weeks, and the price of natural gas continues to languish seven years into a bear market. As a result, energy companies claimed all of the three best-performing and three worst-performing...

  • OSU-IT's energy technology unit relaunches with new school

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology has reorganized several energy programs into a School of Energy Technologies. Three programs at the university — Power Plant Technologies, Pipeline Integrity Technology and Natural Gas Compression — will be part of the new school.

  • Plugging In briefs

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Plugging In business briefs for July 3, 2015

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 3

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 18: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Raymond 2809 No....

  • Sluggish oil prices continue to be a drag on Oklahoma's economy, official says

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Depressed oil and natural gas prices remained a drag on Oklahoma's economy, with gross production taxes down more than $43 million from last year.

  • Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment approves drilling plan for far southwest portion of metro

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment on Thursday approved a plan that could allow 12 horizontal oil and natural gas wells to be drilled in far southwest Oklahoma City, despite heated debate by residents.

  • Group commits more than $300M to form new midstream company

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Two veterans of Hiland Partners are reunited to form a new Tulsa-based oil and gas pipeline, storage and processing firm.  Joseph Griffin and Derek Gipson are founding Intensity Midstream LLC. The plan is to build or acquire and develop energy transportation, terminal and treatment assets...

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 2

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 17: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Carter...

  • Pruitt sues again over EPA's plan

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for a second time over the yet-to-be finalized Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

  • Chesapeake subsidiaries sell assets for $840M

    By Adam Wilmoth Business Editor awilmoth@tulsaworld.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    An $840 million sale of western Oklahoma oil and gas assets by two Chesapeake subsidiaries to Denver-based FourPoint Energy LLC is expected to more than double the Colorado company's leasehold in the area.

  • Denver company buys $840 million worth of Chesapeake assets

    BY JOHN STANCAVAGE, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Denver-based FourPoint Energy LLC announced Wednesday it is buying $840 million in oil and gas  assets from Chesapeake Exploration LLC, CHK Cleveland Tonkawa LLC and others in three related transactions. Chesapeake Exploration and CHK Cleveland's preferred interest owners are funds...

  • PSO files $172 million rate case for environmental compliance

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma said its rate case would increase the typical residential customer bill more than $14 per month. The utility has to comply with several federal environmental rules.

  • Commission's hearing examines OG&E SmartHours remuneration

    By Paul Monies Business Writerpmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    OG&E's calculation for how it should be reimbursed for lost net revenues in 2013 from the SmartHours program is at issue. The public utility division came up with about $4.9 million, but OG&E's calculations were $11.2 million.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court allows earthquake lawsuit to continue

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A resident of Prague is seeking damages after she was injured in her home by a 2011 earthquake that was magnitude 5.6 and caused widespread damage. The Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed a lower-court ruling, saying Cynthia Ferrell's case could continue in Lincoln County District Court.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JUNE 30

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 15: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Ritchie 2811 No. 2-10H...



Energy independence, Part 1: Independence is possible, experts say

Business | Updated: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
The wealth of energy options available in the United States and the rest of North America means the continent could fulfill all of its needs in the coming years, experts say.
See the entire series: Energy Independence

Energy independence, Part 2: More U.S. oil production may limit price volatility

Business | Published: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
What would energy independence mean for gasoline prices, utility bills, plastics, groceries and other consumer expenses? How would domestic jobs and the potential for a stronger economy affect individuals throughout the country?
Read the entire series: Energy Independence
Video: Check out a replay of our Google+ hangout with industry experts

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The NewsOK Energy Team

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.


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