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  • Continental Resources expects early end to jobs incentive plan

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Continental is expected to receive about $1.9 million from the Oklahoma City Development Trust in the next two weeks, bringing the total to more than $5 million since the company relocated to Oklahoma City from Enid in 2012.

  • OIL AND GAS, LIVESTOCK PRICES FOR JUNE 25

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 10: COMPLETION Carter: Avalon Exploration Inc.; Rabe No. 1-17 Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4...

  • Appeals to be heard Thursday in judge's report on OG&E case

    By Paul Monies Business Writerpmonies@Oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    About half of the parties involved in Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s $1.1 billion case will be heard Thursday when their exceptions go before the three-person Corporation Commission.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES, LIVESTOCK PRICES FOR JUNE 24

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $45.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 9: COMPLETION Carter: Continental Resources Inc.; Mauldin No. 1-27-22XH Well; NE1/4 NE1/4...

  • Energy Transfer Equity LP is not giving up its $53 billion bid for Williams Cos. despite lack of 'meaningful response'

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Energy Transfer Equity LP waited almost six months to hear back from Williams Cos. Inc. about its unsolicited buyout offer, but now the rival natural gas infrastructure firms are talking plenty, if not to each other. Williams revealed Sunday night it would review “strategic alternatives” after...

  • Modern landfill in Oklahoma 'tomb' for trash

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    When people wheel their poly carts out to the curb on trash day, most don't think about where the garbage ends up, or that it could possibly be a source of renewable energy, said David Griesel, general manager of the Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority.

  • EARTHQUAKES: University of Oklahoma developed quake position while asking oilman for $25 million

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Energy and Environment News has another story about Continental Resources Inc. founder Harold Hamm and earthquake research at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which is housed at the University of Oklahoma. From the story: University of Oklahoma officials were seeking a $25 million donation from...

  • Oklahoma on record earthquake pace, up 90 percent from over a year ago

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The ground is trembling underneath the feet of Oklahomans at a record pace this year and by a wide margin, but the jury remains out on whether recent mitigation measures on injection wells will curtail the troubling trend. Through April 2015, the seismically active region centered in Oklahoma...

  • Energy Transfer Equity's $53 billion bid for Tulsa-based Williams shows history, future of natural gas industry

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Nearly four years ago, Energy Transfer Equity LP and Tulsa-based Williams Cos. were duking it out over their shared desire for buying Southern Union Co.'s natural gas pipeline system. Williams lost that battle, although the company has been on a successful buying spree since then. Now the...

  • Why the Saudis Are Going Solar

    Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy. The Saudis burn about a quarter of the oil they produce—and their domestic consumption has been rising at an alarming 7 percent a year, nearly three times the rate of population growth....

  • Williams rejects ETE bid, considers possible sale of company

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — The Williams Cos. is rejecting a $48 billion buyout offer from Energy Transfer Equity, but may still be looking to put the natural-gas pipeline company up for sale. Its stock jumped 26 percent in premarket trading. Williams said ETE's bid is significantly undervalued, but that...

  • OMPA dedicates new $90M Ponca City natural gas plant

    By Paul Monies Business Writerpmonies@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    PONCA CITY — Officials with the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority dedicated a $90 million natural gas plant in a ceremony Friday morning. The Charles D. Lamb Energy Center is a 103-megawatt, simple-cycle plant north of Ponca City. It is designed to run mostly as a peaking unit for times when...

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JUNE 20

    Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 5: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Burleson 2611 No. 4-19H Well;...

  • Drilling, profits, employment fall for Oklahoma's energy companies

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma and the nation continued to shed drilling rigs this week as oil prices held relatively flat. The drilling rig counts in the state and nationwide dipped by two this week, marking the 28th straight decline for the national numbers and the first drop in six weeks in Oklahoma, Baker...

  • Urban Renewal approves deal to move Automobile Alley electrical substation

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The substation's new location Oklahoma City will be between the highway access ramp and the BNSF Railway tracks, making it an unlikely target for future development and less visible than the current spot at NW 10 and I-235.



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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