Questions remain at epicenter of quake trend

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Oklahoma is a seismically active state crisscrossed with thousands of natural fault lines. But seismic activity has spiked over the past five years, leading scientists, regulators, industry representatives and the general public to question what is different today and what could be causing the rumblings.

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  • Chesapeake Energy Corp. to face trial on fraud charges in Michigan

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. will face trial on racketeering and fraud charges in Michigan, a judge has ruled.

  • Oil and gas & livestock prices for Sept. 10

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $89.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $77.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 21: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Fairway Resources Operating LLC; Forney No. 3-14H Well; S1/2...

  • Earthquake studies continue in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma Corporation Commission staff and representatives from the Oklahoma Geological Survey on Tuesday provided the corporation commissioners an update on their efforts to study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 10

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 10, 2014

  • Oklahoma-based Devon Energy eying future in Canada's oil sands

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. has filed an application to build another steam-assisted gravity drainage operation in Canada’s oil sands.

  • Oklahoma still attractive to drillers

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about drilling. You can join our energy Q&A’s on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about energy companies and developments across the state. Below is an unedited transcript of Tuesday's chat. NewsOK...

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Sept. 9

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $89.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $77.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 20: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC: Brower 2611 No. 4-10H...

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to reopen telephone case tainted by corruption

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Former customers of Southwestern Bell wanted the Oklahoma Supreme Court to set aside an earlier decision that forbid review of a Corporation Commission case that involved the vote of a bribed commissioner. Justices voted Monday not to reopen the case from 1989.

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation wins design award

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation recently won a design award for its new research tower.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $89.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $77.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 19: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC; Hague 2711 No. 4-35H...

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 6, 2014

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin creates seismic activity council

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced the creation of a Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity designed to help researchers, policymakers, regulators and oil and natural gas industry study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Aubrey McClendon structured new company to woo investors

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Former Chesapeake chairman remains bullish on natural gas

  • Business briefs for Sept. 5, 2014

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Business briefs for Sept. 5, 2014

  • Consumer choice, flexibility key to dealing with rising electric bills

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    New federal environmental rules, transmission upgrades and reliability guidelines likely will increase electricity bills in the next few years, but consumers can benefit from technology and energy efficiency, panelists said at the Governor’s Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.



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.