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Energy articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma veteran buys CNG company after being let go

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma National Guard veteran Justin Steckman lost his job at Heartland Energy Options, a company that converts vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, so he bought the company.

  • Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association completes study of methane emissions from production sites

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    An Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association study concluded most estimates of methane emissions from oil and natural gas production sites were overinflated as much as 27 times.

  • Oil and gas prices for Jan. 16

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $42.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $30.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Jan. 2: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Phillips...

  • Plugging in — Energy briefs for Jan. 16

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Plugging in — Energy briefs for Jan. 16, 2015.

  • Electric utilities receive high scores from business customers, survey finds

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    The annual J.D. Power rankings of customer satisfaction for business customers of electric utilities included Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. in third place among large utilities in the south, and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma in sixth place among midsize utilities in the region.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Jan. 15

    Published: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $45 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $33 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Dec. 31: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration &...

  • Obama administration moves to create methane limits for gas drilling

    FROM STAFF AND, WIRE REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The Obama administration is taking steps to regulate methane emissions from natural gas wells.

  • American Energy affiliate chooses Jeff Fisher as CEO

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. executive Jeff Fisher will serve as chief executive officer of American Energy Appalachia Holdings LLC.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission sends wind study recommendations to Legislature

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The Corporation Commission’s study of wind farm siting, notification and decommissioning has been sent to the Legislature, which is gearing up for another session in February. Several bills have already been filed covering some of the topics in the wind inquiry.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Jan. 14

    Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $42.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $30.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Dec. 30: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Phillips...

  • Falling fuel prices bittersweet for local Oklahoma governments

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Gasoline and diesel prices continue to tumble, leading to fuel savings for consumers and concerns about the broader state economy in Oklahoma.

  • Norman voters approve water rate increase

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Voters in Norman, Oklahoma, approved the city’s first water rate increase in years. Nichols Hills voters also approved several million dollars worth of infrastructure related bonds.

  • Filing: Harold Hamm pledged stock to secure loan for divorce settlement

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm pledged about a quarter of his company stock to secure a personal loan last week, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 14

    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 14.

  • Demand likely to drive oil prices higher

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about oil prices in Oklahoma. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.



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.


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