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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Oil and gas prices for May 15

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 30: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; RFT 7-26-12 No. 1H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4...

  • Plugging in business briefs for May 15

    Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Plugging in business briefs for May 15, 2015

  • OGE Energy's Delaney to retire as CEO and chairman in 2016

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Delaney said Thursday he will retire in the first quarter of 2016. The announcement came after shareholders elected Sean Trauschke, president of both OGE Energy and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., to the board of directors.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 14

    Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $45 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 29: COMPLETION Blaine: KirkPatrick Oil Co. Inc.; Greb No. 1-36 Well; C NE/4 SE/4 of...

  • Chaparral Energy Inc. posts first-quarter profit

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Despite lower oil prices, Chaparral Energy Inc. produced 31,400 barrels of oil equivalent in the first quarter of 2015, up 26 percent from proforma production one year ago.



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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