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  • Futures File: Soybean prices drop; crude gushes higher

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: While some weather concerns linger, especially for farmers in Minnesota and the Dakotas who got slammed with freezing temperatures this week, the outlook is good for the bean crop, and bad for prices.

  • SRLC: Republican activists get legal briefing on EPA's power plant plan for carbon emissions

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    GOP activists heard from legal experts Saturday on what they said was the failings of the proposed Clean Power Plan, which calls for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The energy panel was on the final day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Oilman Boone Pickens celebrated his 87th birthday.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Boone Pickens celebrated his 87th birthday in Oklahoma City on Friday with a party at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 23

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 8: COMPLETION Kingfisher: PayRock Energy LLC; McCarthy 1506 No. 1-35WH Well; S1/2 SW1/4...

  • Federal energy regulations criticized at GOP leadership conference in Oklahoma City

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Federal regulations on energy production are limiting investments and entrepreneurship, an oil executive and attorney told attendees at Friday’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in OKC

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The Oklahoma-born oilman will celebrate with a full day of traveling, speaking to presidential candidates and scouring over oil and natural gas production and demand figures.

  • Oil and gas prices for May 22

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $45.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 7: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Hadwiger 4-26-11 No. 1H Well; N1/2 N1/2...

  • At Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma energy executives urge lifting of oil export ban

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Executives from Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy Corp. and Continental Resources Inc. made the case to Republicans for lifting the 40-year-old ban on exports of U.S. crude oil at the opening day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

  • Energy woes spreading to manufacturing sector

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Fed’s regional survey shows manufacturing activity and expectations at lowest levels in 6 years.

  • Plugging in business briefs for May 22

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Plugging in business briefs for May 22, 2015

  • T. Boone Pickens says natural gas use grows too slowly

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The use of natural gas continues to grow, but not fast enough for Boone Pickens. The Pickens Plan called for the increased use of natural gas — along with wind and solar energy — in an attempt to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill limiting local officials' control over oil operations

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Local officials in Oklahoma would be prohibited from banning oil and gas drilling in their cities and counties under a bill that won final legislative approval Thursday.

  • VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Devon Chairman Larry Nichols discuss state of energy industry

    From The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb sat down with Devon Energy Chairman Larry Nichols Thursday at the Southern Republican Leadership Convention in downtown Oklahoma City for a discussion on the state of the state's energy industry.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 21

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 6: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; RIO 2612 No. 2H-16 A Well; NW1/4...

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs Oklahoma wind energy bill

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The bill ends an exemption that allows wind developers to avoid paying property taxes for five years. It has proven costly for the state at a time when Oklahoma is facing funding shortfalls.



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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