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Energy articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma conference: Energy producers, service companies focus on efficiencies in wake of lower oil prices

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

    As energy companies deal with a lower price environment that has squeezed profits, they are searching for ways to make their operations more efficient, executives said Wednesday at the Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm says he didn’t seek ouster of OGS staff

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm on Tuesday denied reports claiming he asked for Oklahoma Geological Survey staff to be removed because of the way they addressed the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Stillwater, Oklahoma, officials refine proposed drilling regulations as they wait for Legislature

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Officials in Stillwater continue to work on an update to the city’s oil and gas drilling code as the Legislature finalizes action on a bill stopping cities from enacting drilling bans.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 20

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 5: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Clark 2910 No. 2-15H...

  • Texas Governor Prohibits Cities And Towns From Banning Fracking

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    HOUSTO- Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation, Reuters reports. Lawmakers in Texas, a state that is home to the...

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 19

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 4: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC`; Dwight Wessels 13-27-11 No. 1H Well; S1/2 S1/2...

  • Toxic vapors have killed three Colorado oil and gas workers, nine in the U.S.

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    DENVER - Federal officials issued a warning about the danger of inhaling chemicals at oil wells following the deaths of nine workers in the past five years. All the deaths involved people at crude production tanks. Colorado and North Dakota each had three deaths, and Texas, Oklahoma and...

  • Bloomberg: Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.

  • 9 oil well deaths lead to warning about inhaling chemicals

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    DENVER — Federal officials are warning about the dangers of inhaling chemicals at oil wells following the deaths of nine workers over the last five years. All of the deaths involved workers at crude production tanks. Colorado and North Dakota each had three deaths and Texas, Oklahoma and...

  • Oklahoma property tax exemption program benefits power plants, wind farms

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    A power plant boom in Oklahoma after 2000 was helped by a property tax exemption in much the same way as wind farm expansion in the last decade. Lawmakers dropped power plants from the program in 2009 and recently passed a bill ending the incentive for wind farms after 2016.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 16

    Published: Sat, May 16, 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 1: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Feely 2809 No. 1-23H...

  • Oklahoma Senate votes to end property tax exemption for wind developers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Senate Bill 498 cleared its final legislative hurdle on Friday and now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill would end the five-year ad valorem property exemption for new wind developers after Jan. 1, 2017.

  • SandRidge Energy Inc.'s credit rating is lowered

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Credit ratings firm Standard & Poors on Friday lowered its ratings for Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc.

  • Consumers likely to benefit from lower energy costs this summer

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    For many families and individual consumers, lower prices already have led to cost savings and promise even greater benefits over the summer.

  • A different path to recovery in the oil patch

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Facing the current industry decline, the oil and natural gas companies can learn lessons from previous recessions, but there are also many differences.



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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