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  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 17

    Published: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 17, 2016

  • More energy bankruptcies expected; 8 have filed so far in May

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, May 16, 2016

    SandRidge Energy and Los Angeles-based Breitburn Energy Partners both filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, extending the count to 77 oil and natural gas industry bankruptcies totaling $52 billion since the start of 2015, according to research by Houston-based law firm Hayes and...

  • SandRidge Energy files for bankruptcy protection

    SandRidge Energy files for bankruptcy protection By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, May 16, 2016

    SandRidge Energy on Monday filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan designed to address $4.1 billion in debt. Holders of more than two-thirds of the company's debt have agreed to the plan the oil and natural gas production company.

  • Futures File: Crude oil prices are trending up

    Futures File: Crude oil prices are trending up Published: Sun, May 15, 2016

    Walt and Alex Breitinger:With oil near $50 per barrel, some producers and traders are using the futures markets to lock in these relatively high prices, with an expectation that prices could decline again in the future.

  • Rig count falls by 9 in U.S., 1 in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    The number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas continued to see a reduction as nine were laid down in the U.S., bringing the total to a 60-year low of 406. One rig was mothballed in Oklahoma, dropping the state count to 56.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES

    Published: Sat, May 14, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $42.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $30.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 3: COMPLETION Blaine: Continental Resources Inc.; Compton No. 1-2-35XH Well; S1/2 SW1/4...

  • Tax incentive, drilling changes still possible during legislative session

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Changes to energy incentives and another effort to expand horizontal drilling in Oklahoma are still up for debate in the closing days of the legislative session.

  • Energy briefs for May 13

    Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Plugging in: Energy briefs for May 13, 2016

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES

    Published: Fri, May 13, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $43.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $31.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 2: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Kingfisher: Chesapeake Operating LLC;...

  • BP Lower 48 celebrates new Oklahoma City office

    BP Lower 48 celebrates new Oklahoma City office By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    BP Lower 48 Onshore brings new energy to downtown Oklahoma City with the opening of its office, hub for the oil company's Mid-Continent region operations. BP renovated the Pontiac Building, which was built in 1928.

  • New oil-field technology alters significance of drilling rig count

    New oil-field technology alters significance of... By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    With new technology's improved productivity, wells are being drilled faster, producing more oil and remaining active long after they were started, reducing the significance of a high rig count.

  • T. Boone Pickens backs Donald Trump, Muslim ban

    T. Boone Pickens backs Donald Trump, Muslim ban Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Oil billionaire and Oklahoma State University donor T. Boone Pickens on Wednesday endorsed presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and said he supports the candidate's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Pipeline companies' growth is expected to be uneven, a CEO notes at Oklahoma State University Energy Conference

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Benjamin Lamb, EnLink Midstream's senior vice president of finance and corporate development, said drilling activity has held up in the central Anadarko Basin of central Oklahoma for his pipeline company. Brown spoke during the Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Obama administration drops effort to list lesser prairie chicken as threatened

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    The Obama administration has dropped its effort to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, handing a victory to oil companies, farmers and landowners in Oklahoma and four other states who fought the federal habitat protection for years.

  • Linn Energy files to get bankruptcy protection

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Houston-based oil and gas company Linn Energy LLC filed Wednesday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection upon reaching a restructuring agreement with its creditors. Linn has an office in Oklahoma City and assets in the state.



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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