Adam Wilmoth
Business 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.

  • Low commodity prices lead to energy company losses

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Low oil and natural gas prices battered Oklahoma City energy companies Wednesday, leading to quarterly losses at three of the city’s publicly traded producers.

  • Chesapeake Energy posts $3.8 billion loss on lower oil prices.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported a net loss of nearly $3.8 billion in the first quarter, driven down by an almost $5 billion non-cash impairment charge related to the price of oil.

  • Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy posts $3.6 billion loss on lower oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday posted a first-quarter loss of $3.6 billion, led by a noncash accounting charge from lower oil prices even as the company recorded record oil production.

  • Gasoline prices rise on climbing oil costs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    A boost in the price of oil over the past few weeks is translating into higher prices at gasoline pumps throughout Oklahoma and the country.

  • Index reflects slowdown in Oklahoma energy industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Continued low oil prices and a slowing energy industry sent the Oklahoma Energy Index tumbling in March.

  • Chesapeake names new executive vice president

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Former Anadarko Petroleum executive Frank Patterson has been named Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s new executive vice president of exploration, land and subsurface technology, Chesapeake said Monday.

  • U.S. drilling rig count drops for 21st straight week

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Seven Oklahoma rigs idled this week, making the state count 108.

  • Oil price sets 2015 high

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Oil continued its recent rally Thursday, gaining ground even as production and storage continued to grow.

  • Slowdown leads company to build a better cabinet

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Lower gasoline prices have led to falling demand for compressed natural gas, driving companies in the CNG business to look for new sources of income.

  • Hedge fund manager praises Devon Energy

    Adam Wilmoth | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb on Friday praised Devon Energy Corp. as one of the best value companies in the oil and natural gas exploration and production sector. “Devon stands out by combining limited downside with an underappreciated, valuable asset base that can be unlocked through continued portfolio management and improved operations,” Loeb […]

  • Oklahoma rig manufacturer files for bankruptcy protection

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The gradual fallout from low oil prices continued this week as Cashion-based drilling rig manufacturer Falcon Rigs Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Oklahoma.

  • OKC New Source energy firm may add leadership with deal

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    New Source Energy Partners LP on Monday announced plans for a potential change of control within the next two years in deal with 2100 Energy LLC.

  • Oklahoma companies focus on technology during oil industry slowdown

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Despite low oil and natural gas prices, companies throughout the oil patch are planning for the future and hoping prices rebound soon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Devon Energy lays off employees in one department

    Adam Wilmoth | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The company did not detail how many employees lost their jobs or which department was affected by the changes.

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Ongoing earthquake swarm is “very unlikely to represent a naturally occurring process,” according to a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

  • Legislator calls for disposal well moratorium

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, on Tuesday called for a moratorium on water disposal wells in parts of the state after a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey described a possible link between the wells and the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.




Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 06 2015 07:50:15 AM CST RT @pmonies: A quick recap of @OGandE's $1 billion environmental compliance case ahead of closing arguments this morning: LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 01 2015 05:40:46 PM CST RT @pmonies: .@GovMaryFallin vetoes Oklahoma bill expanding attorney general's input on @EPA carbon rules. LINK #SB676 #C…
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Apr. 28 2015 12:57:14 PM CST Billionaire oil man Harold Hamm can continue divorce appeal as Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against ex-wife @pmonies LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 27 2015 03:32:24 PM CST RT @briOKC: Story is off embargo now. Walk on Western Avenue shows Oklahoma City's best -- and its worst LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 23 2015 12:08:42 PM CST GE executives tout long-term vision for oil and gas unit, research at shareholder meeting in OKC @newsok @pmonies LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 23 2015 12:07:09 PM CST @sierraclub calls for injection well moratorium in Oklahoma LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 23 2015 12:01:01 PM CST Wide area of Oklahoma included in update to risks from man-made earthquakes LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Apr. 21 2015 11:39:04 AM CST Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 17 2015 11:32:21 AM CST Natural gas trade group calls for faster regulatory approval LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 17 2015 11:27:35 AM CST Oil industry decline to affect rural Oklahoma more than metro areas LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 16 2015 04:05:07 PM CST @ProdBrokers Our energy chats are held the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Our next chat is scheduled for May 12.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 13 2015 11:14:10 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming at 10 a.m. Tuesday: The @NewsOKEnergy chat on the @NewsOK website. Get your questions ready for @awilmoth and @pmo…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 13 2015 10:29:57 AM CST RT @Mark_J_Perry: Summer gas prices this year will be lowest since 2004, based on EIA's $2.45/gal. estimate this summer (Apr.-Sept.) http:/…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 13 2015 09:38:58 AM CST RT @GasBuddyGuy: American motorists have been paying lower prices versus year ago for 274 straight days. Longest since 1/1/09 to 10/29/09.
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Apr. 11 2015 01:41:29 PM CST Survey details grim outlook for energy job market LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Apr. 11 2015 01:39:47 PM CST Nation's rig count drops below 1,000 LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 10 2015 11:26:23 AM CST @Innovate_power Thank you for the suggestion. I will start adding stock notations to my tweets.
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 10 2015 11:22:07 AM CST Oklahoma Geological Survey adds research analyst @NewsOK @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 10 2015 11:18:21 AM CST Oklahoma lawmakers, wind industry get close to deal on tax incentives @NewsOK @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 09 2015 08:41:42 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Must read. @berrytramel writing about his mom. LINK

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