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  • Puzzling area between Edmond, Guthrie illustrates one of many challenges facing earthquake experts

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    A perplexing swath of land between Edmond and Guthrie illustrates one of many challenges scientists and industry experts face in better understanding connections between wastewater disposal and Oklahoma’s surge in seismicity. The area doesn’t have the high-volume, deep-injection wells the...

  • Oklahoma officials blast Obama's Clean Power Plan

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Minutes after the president had laid out the plan's goals, Oklahoma's governor and attorney general issued statements objecting to the plan.

  • Gasoline prices drop near $2 in Oklahoma City

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

    Gasoline prices are plummeting throughout Oklahoma as refineries are repaired and coming back online while oil prices are falling. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline sold for $2.46 in Oklahoma City on Monday morning, according to AAA's fuelgaugereport.com, but stations...

  • Carbon rule gives states leeway to meet climate change goal, EPA chief says

    Chris Casteel | Yesterday

    WASHINGTON _ The Obama administration's final rule for reducing carbon emissions at power plants across the nation will be released on Monday and will give states wide latitude to adopt an energy mix and efficiency measures, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. All of...

  • GUSHING INTO CUSHING: Oil fills major storage hub in small Oklahoma town

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Cushing, Oklahoma, is the country’s largest commercial storage hub. It is home to 57.7 million barrels of oil, or about 12.5 percent of the country’s commercial stockpiles. The percentage is up from 4.9 percent one year ago, when oil was still selling for about $100 a barrel.

  • Eagle & Beagle

    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at the state’s high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks by Business Editor Don Mecoy.

  • How big is the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    The rapid increase in domestic oil production has reduced the country’s dependence on foreign crude and made the world’s biggest emergency oil stockpile largely unnecessary.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR AUG. 1

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $31.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 17: COMPLETION Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Teafatiller No. 1-9H Well; NW/4 SW/4 NW/4 NW/4...

  • Demand for domestic industrial natural gas may increase soon

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma economy, is still more dependent on natural gas than oil, even though oil production has ballooned over the past few years.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 31

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $45 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $33 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 16: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Lois 2710 No. 2-14/23H...

  • Pipeline company lawsuits seek to get project back on track

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Plains Pipeline LP is seeking temporary and permanent injunctions against the landowners and is asking Cleveland County District Court to enforce the company's use of eminent domain for the Red River II pipeline project.

  • ONEOK Partners to invest up to $100 million to expand capacity in Permian Basin

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    ONEOK Partners LP announced Thursday plans to invest between $70 million and $100 million to expand the ONEOK WesTex Transmission intrastate natural gas pipeline system. The expansion project is located in the Texas Panhandle and the Permian Basin in West Texas. Plans would increase the...

  • QEP Resources to shut down Tulsa office; approximately 70 jobs affected

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Denver-based QEP Resources announced Thursday that it will be shutting down its regional office in Tulsa. Around 70 employees, most of them in technical jobs, work in the company's Tulsa office, said Brent Rockwood, a spokesman for the company. Approximately half of those employees will be...

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 30

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $45.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $33.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 15: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Juniper 29-27-11 No. 2H Well; NW/4...

  • Seventy-Seven Energy reports quarterly loss

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City company Seventy-Seven Energy on Wednesday reported a second-quarter net loss of $74.7 million and missed analyst expectations, but the stock still gained 4.4 percent.



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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