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As the price of oil continues to languish at less than half of its recent peak last summer, scattered reports of industry...

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Energy articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Continental's Harold Hamm sees brighter days coming for the oil industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm recently met with The Oklahoman to discuss the effects of low oil prices on the industry and Oklahoma City.

  • Energy briefs for March 20, 2015

    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Energy briefs for March 20, 2015

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for March 19

    Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $41.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $29.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 4: COMPLETION Garfield: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Hedges 7-21N-5W No. 1MH Well;...

  • Oil company files suit against Kingfisher wind farm

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Newfield Exploration said it didn’t receive adequate notice for the start of construction of the 298-megawatt Kingfisher Wind development northwest of Oklahoma City. The $450 million project is being built by Apex Clean Energy and is owned by private equity firm First Reserve.

  • New earthquake hazard maps in development for Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    New research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey looked at the recent increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma and the possibility they could trigger larger future quakes. USGS is using the research to update current earthquake hazard maps that would include risks from...

  • American Energy wants well data dispute moved to arbitration

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    American Energy Partners has hired the former special counsel to the George W. Bush administration to defend it and its affiliates against a trade secret lawsuit filed last month by Chesapeake Energy Corp.

  • Oil and gas prices for March 18

    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $40 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $28 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 3: COMPLETION Garfield: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; H.H. Williams 1-21N-5W No. 1WH Well;...

  • Oil traders wary as storage tanks fill

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The price of oil remained volatile Tuesday after several months of steady increases. Higher oil storage volumes and geopolitical events pushed oil lower, but Oklahoma drivers are seeing declines again at the gasoline pump.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners scrutinize the customer impact of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s $1.1 billion environmental compliance and generation replacement plan

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. said it will try to ease customers into a 15 percent bill increase to pay for environmental compliance and replacement generation. But several parties in the utility’s $1.1 billion case before Oklahoma regulators said the plan places too much of the burden on...

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for March 17

    Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $40.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $28.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 2: COMPLETION Garvin: Continental Resources Inc.; Marie Gregory No. 1-29H Well; SE1/4...

  • Oklahoma energy sector's employment could fall significantly, economist says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Job losses following the rapid drop in the price of oil have already started for some Oklahoma energy companies. An economist with the local branch of the Federal Reserve studied six previous periods of low oil prices and said Oklahoma energy employment could fall significantly this year.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, March 15, 2015

    Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

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

  • Bird flu outbreak limits U.S. poultry exports, could affect other commodities

    Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    A poultry problem that could spill over into other markets tops this week’s edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for March 14

    Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $41.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $29.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Feb. 27: COMPLETION Beckham: Linn Operating Inc.; Carlson 32-11-25 No. 10H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4...

  • OG&E balks at wind as it looks to spend $1.1 billion for environmental compliance, generation replacement in Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Many of the parties involved in Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s $1.1 billion case at the Corporation Commission have criticized the utility for not including wind in its plan for environmental compliance and replacement generation. The utility said congestion charges and transmission needs in the...



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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The NewsOK Energy Team

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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