Fracking bans unlikely in Oklahoma, observers say

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Oklahoma cities can regulate activities within their borders, but observers say any ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state is unlikely.

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Adam Wilmoth column: Gasoline prices head down

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Despite continued unrest in the Middle East and other parts of the world, gasoline prices have plummeted over the past month,...

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Energy articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for July 31

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $96.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $84.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 14: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Baldwin No. 2-25-12 No. 1H Well;...

  • Oklahoma business briefs

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 31.

  • ONEOK Partners to spend up to $785M in North Dakota

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Tulsa-based ONEOK Partners LP said it plans to spend as much as $785 million on infrastructure projects in North Dakota’s Willison Basin.

  • OG&E presents plan for future generation, environmental compliance

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. presented an update to its planning document Wednesday that expects residential customer bills to rise 15 percent by 2019. The increases would pay for environmental upgrades to coal units at one plant and switching to natural gas at another plant.

  • Chesapeake Energy wins two royalty fights

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. this week won its second straight fight over royalty payments in northern Texas’ Barnett Shale region.

  • Love's to add more compressed natural gas fueling in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Love’s Travel Stops plans to bring compressed natural gas fueling for passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks to two more locations in Oklahoma: Ardmore and Webbers Falls.

  • Chesapeake details two more deals to refine portfolio

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is poised to spend $1.7 billion to buy back preferred shares of its subsidiary in Ohio’s Utica Shale and solidify its position in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

  • U.S. bars smuggled Kurdish oil from reaching Texas coast

    By EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    A U.S. district judge ordered a U.S. Marshal to seize the cargo aboard the tanker in response to a complaint filed by the Iraqi government claiming the oil was smuggled out of Kurdistan without its permission.

  • Oklahoma earnings brief for July 30

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Oklahoma earnings brief for July 30, 2014

  • Lawsuit challenges bill changing Oklahoma's production tax

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Oklahoma Supreme Court referee takes oral arguments on lawsuit challenging oil and gas production measure

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for July 20

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $97.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $85.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 11: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Ritchie 2811 No....

  • Referee to hear Oklahoma drilling tax cut lawsuit

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A lawsuit that challenges a new state law that sets Oklahoma’s tax on oil and natural gas production is headed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. A Supreme Court referee is scheduled to hear oral presentations Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent. The lawsuit alleges...

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for July 29

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $98.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $86.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 10: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Karen 2610 No. 1-20H...

  • Film of oil on open salt water tank kills birds, Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Several dead birds found in uncovered salt water tank in northwest Oklahoma.

  • Grand Canyon haze measures may close Arizona power plant

    By FELICIA FONSECA | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount by 2020.



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.

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.

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.