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  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

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

  • High end are homes holding firm in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Konrad Keesee, longtime broker of luxury homes, has witnessed more than a half-century of steady demand for the top-of-the-market homes his company often lists in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 18

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 3: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Jeanne 13-25-12 No. 2H Well; SE/4 SW/4...

  • Expansion of horizontal drilling in Oklahoma brings new headaches for vertical producers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The expansion of horizontal drilling into nonshale areas in Oklahoma has led to some conflicts between vertical and horizontal drillers. House Bill 2177 would address some of the issues, but it has split many in the oil and gas industry.

  • Oil industry decline to affect rural Oklahoma more than metro areas

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Despite tumbling oil prices, Oklahoma’s two largest metropolitan areas are well positioned to wade through the industry slowdown, University of Oklahoma economist Robert Dauffenbach said Thursday.

  • Rig count falls to less than half of November levels

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Less than half the drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country just five months ago are still in operation today.

  • Natural gas trade group calls for faster regulatory approval

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The first new natural gas export terminals in the U.S. are preparing to become operational later this year. Leaders in the industry on Thursday called for a more streamlined process for gaining regulatory approval for additional projects.

  • Oklahoma's BancFirst profits up 10 percent

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Loan demand has been affected by falling energy prices, BancFirst CEO says.

  • Oil and gas prices for April 17

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 2: COMPLETION Alfalfa: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Collie No. 4-18H Well; SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 of...

  • Plugging In business briefs for April 17

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Plugging In business briefs for April 17, 2015

  • Legislation would cut Oklahoma's property tax exemption for new wind power plants

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Under Senate Bill 498, the state would no longer offer a five-year property tax exemption for new wind energy developments. Existing wind facilities would keep the exemption.

  • Oklahoma's gross production tax collections decline

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Gross production tax collections declined in March, officials said Thursday.

  • Oklahoma House agrees to eliminate wind energy tax credit

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Oklahoma's wind energy industry could no longer claim a five-year exemption from ad valorem taxes under legislation advanced by the Oklahoma House. House members voted 78-3 for the measure Thursday and sent it to the Senate for more work. The measure prohibits wind electricity manufacturers...

  • Oklahoma wind rush continues as questions remain over state incentives

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Oklahoma moved up to fourth place for the amount of wind capacity in 2014, and the state added the second-most amount of wind in the nation, the American Wind Energy Association said in its annual report.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 16

    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 1: COMPLETION Blaine: Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.; Scheffler No. 1H-9X Well;...



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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