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  • OIL AND GAS PRICES

    Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $30 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $18 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Jan. 19: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Blaine: Continental Resources Inc.; Angus Trust...

  • Oklahoma regulators review rooftop solar bill proposal from OG&E

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    A billing change by OG&E that is under review by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission could be harmful to rooftop solar customers.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES

    Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $29.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $17.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Jan. 18: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Wilber 26-27-11 No. 1H Well; SW1/4...

  • Harold Hamm, CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, expects oil prices to rebound by mid-2016

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    While most observers expect a tough 2016, Oklahoma City oilman and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm expects to see crude prices begin recovering by mid-2016 and "by the end of this year we will see $60 oil."

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 29, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 29, 2016

  • Helmerich & Payne announces 'better than expected' first quarter results

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne reported Thursday net income of $16 million from operating revenues of $488 million for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year that ended Dec. 31. Those earnings represent a significant — 92 percent — drop compared to the same quarter a year ago, which...

  • Oklahoma wind capacity on track to pass California for third place

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Oklahoma remained in fourth place among states for wind capacity in 2015 but could surpass third-place California by next year with projects in the pipeline.

  • Oklahoma, 28 other states seek stay in appeal of EPA's Clean Power Plan

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    The U.S. Supreme Court was asked Tuesday to grant a delay for Oklahoma and the 28 other states who've filed an appeal of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gases at generating plants. Oral arguments in the case were scheduled for June 2 last week after the...

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES

    Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $28 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $16 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Jan. 14: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; Baker 2512 No. 6H-28 D Well; SE1/4 SE1/4...

  • Continental cuts drilling budget by two-thirds but predicts price recovery

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources said it plans to spend $920 million for capital expenditures this year, but officials predict there will be a price recovery in the energy industry this year. In 2015, Continental spent $2,5 billion.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES

    Published: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $26.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $14.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Jan. 13: COMPLETION Canadian: Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.; Kunneman No. 1H-29X Well;...

  • SandRidge hires financial advisers as its draws down credit

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. says it has hired financial advisers to explore a possible restructuring. The company also says it drew down the remaining $489 million from a $500 million line of credit that will be used for "general corporate purposes."

  • SandRidge borrows $489 million

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    SandRidge Energy Inc. last week borrowed almost $489 million, maxing out the credit line it secured early last year, the company said Monday. The Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas producer said it plans to use the money for general corporate purposes. "Our cash is a valuable asset, and...

  • Oil foil

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    Religious leaders say they are feeling the effects of the recent downturn in the energy industry, and are working on strategies to offset the financial and spiritual anxieties that have resulted.

  • Seventy Seven Energy receives delisting notice and downgrade

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    A day after Oklahoma City company Seventy Seven Energy Inc. received a delisting notice from the New York Stock Exchange, Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded some debt of oil-field service company.



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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