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Oil company CEOs see continued low oil prices

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The price of oil has regained some ground over the past two weeks, but it is still far from clear where prices will be either...

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  • Stillwater, Oklahoma re-evaluates options after legislation on drilling in residential areas

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The Stillwater City Council is moving forward with an effort to restrict oil and natural gas drilling within city limits after earlier delaying a vote to allow bills first to move through the Legislature.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 25

    Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 10: COMPLETION Craig: Olap Operating Co. LLC; Olap No. 11 Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4...

  • Oklahoma business news in brief

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Oklahoma business news briefs for Saturday, April 25, 2015.

  • Aubrey McClendon forms 'blank check' company

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Hopes to raise $200 million from investors to purchase oil and gas assets, companies

  • Justice Department investigates Aubrey McClendon; Chesapeake settles Michigan charges for $25 million

    By Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. agreed to set up a $25 million compensation fund in Michigan to settle all state criminal charges against the company. The U.S. Justice Department still is looking into allegations of bid-rigging in Michigan oil and gas leases by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon.

  • Bill giving Oklahoma attorney general say in Clean Power Plan response passes House

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 676, which lets the attorney general check the legality of any state plan to deal with upcoming federal rules on carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants.

  • Oil and gas prices for April 24

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 9: COMPLETION Coal: Pablo Energy II LLC; Caitlin No. 6H-30 Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4...

  • Plugging In business briefs for April 24

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Plugging In business briefs for April 24, 2015

  • Lower energy prices slow manufacturing in Oklahoma, region

    BY DON MECOY, Business Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Federal Reserve’s manufacturing survey showed manufacturing activity in Oklahoma and the region slowed to its lowest level since 2009.

  • Wide area of Oklahoma included in update to risks from induced earthquakes

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are working on how to forecast earthquakes in areas that have shown an increase in seismicity linked to induced activity. The agency released a report Thursday identifying 17 areas in eight states that would come under consideration for inclusion in the...

  • Oil company CEOs see continued low oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The price of oil has regained some ground over the past two weeks, but it is still far from clear where prices will be either in six months or in two years.

  • Fortune ranks Williams Cos. as No. 1 most admired U.S. energy company

    FROM TULSA WORLD STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Fortune magazine has ranked Tulsa-based Williams Cos. Inc. as the Most Admired Company among U.S. energy companies in 2015. "This award validates the strong commitment of our employees to focus on doing the right thing and propelling the company forward,” said Williams' CEO Alan Armstrong, in...

  • National report confirms that Oklahoma is at greater risk of earthquakes

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Oklahoma features prominently in a new report on the risk of manmade earthquakes, with parts of the state shaking more often than quake-prone California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists have identified 17 areas across eight sates with increased rates of "induced...

  • Sierra Club calls for injection well moratorium in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Sierra Club called for a moratorium on wastewater injection wells throughout parts of Oklahoma on Wednesday, one day after the Oklahoma Geological Survey called the wells the primary suspected source of the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

    By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found. The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas,...



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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