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  • Oklahoma Energy Index falls on slowing industry activity

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Tumbling drilling activity and growing unemployment continues to weigh on the oil industry, dragging the Oklahoma Energy Index to a new four-year low in April.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for June 2

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 15: COMPLETION Garfield: SK Plymouth LLC; Younger No. 2-1H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4...

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 2

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 2, 2015

  • OGE Energy names Sean Trauschke as CEO; Enable Midstream CEO resigns

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma City energy companies made several changes in their executive suites Monday, as OGE Energy Corp. named Sean Trauschke as CEO. Meanwhile, Enable Midstream Partners LP is looking for a new CEO as Lynn Bourdon stepped down. Former OGE Energy CEO Pete Delaney will be interim CEO of Enable as...

  • Apache Corp. closing Tulsa regional office

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Houston-based oil and gas producer Apache Corp., which has maintained a robust presence in Tulsa for six decades, announced Monday morning that it is closing that office which employs 160 people. The Tulsa regional office is shutting down permanently as part of a company-wide restructuring....

  • Apache Corp. closing Tulsa regional office

    By Rod Walton - Tulsa World | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Houston-based oil and gas producer Apache Corp., which has maintained a robust presence in Tulsa for six decades, announced Monday morning that it is closing that office which employs 160 people. The Tulsa regional office is shutting down permanently as part of a company-wide restructuring....

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, May 31, 2015

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies’ high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 30

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 14: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Jantz 28-26-11 No. 1H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4...

  • Energy companies add two drilling rigs in Oklahoma, survey finds

    BY PAUL MONIES, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Energy companies are cautiously expanding drilling in Oklahoma as the state added two more rigs in the last week, Baker Hughes reported in its weekly rig count Friday.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill preventing Oklahoma cities from enacting drilling bans

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed Senate Bill 809, which stops local governments from enacting bans on oil and gas drilling. The action comes as officials in Stillwater continue to work on an update to the city’s oil and gas drilling code.

  • U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Keystone pipeline lawsuit

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Pipeline to Gulf of Mexico coast is already operational despite the challenge by the Sierra Club.

  • SandRidge Energy Corp. to raise $1.25 billion

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Corp. on Thursday said it will raise $1.25 billion in a private debt offering.

  • Edmond seismic company declares bankruptcy

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Edmond-based Lonestar Geophysical Surveys has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with total assets of $13.6 million and total debt of $13.4 million.

  • Oklahoma is among the country's largest energy producers, consumers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Energy has been an essential industry for Oklahoma since before statehood. The state has evolved with the industry during the past century, but Oklahoma’s dependence on energy has not diminished.

  • SandRidge provides detail on financial transactions to enhance liquidity

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. on Friday explained some of the financial transactions it took this week to enhance its liquidity and credit profile in the wake of lower oil prices.



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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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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