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.

  • Insurance commissioner clarifies “man-made” earthquake policies

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Yesterday

    Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak on Tuesday issued a bulletin to insurance companies clarifying his department’s expectations for earthquake insurance coverage.

  • 'Cowboyistan' is key to oil boom, Hamm says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma wildcatter Harold Hamm on Monday touted rigs, rednecks and royalties for the success of “Cowboyistan,” which he called the driving force behind the recent domestic oil boom.

  • Uncertainty not unusual in energy industry, incoming CEO of Oklahoma City-based Devon says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Dave Hager, who will become Devon’s CEO this summer, labels the current oil price slide a “blip.” Currently the chief operating officer of the Oklahoma City company, Hager will succeed John Richels as CEO at the end of July.

  • Oklahoma City businessman, philanthropist Jackie Cooper dies at 82

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City businessman and philanthropist Jackie Cooper died Friday.

  • Industry slowdown leads companies to focus on technology

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Natural gas demand expected to meet surging production

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Despite relatively low natural gas prices over the past six years, domestic production continues to rise and is expected to surge over the next two decades. While the market has struggled to keep up with current demand, industry analyst Greg Haas said coming market changes will be enough to handle demand well into the future.

  • SandRidge reports profit, cuts spending by 56 percent

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. executives said Thursday they have cut the company’s 2015 drilling budget by 56 and renegotiated a credit facility because of the low oil prices that have slowed the industry.

  • Oil industry's short-term future remains unclear

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    With ongoing uncertainty in the oil and natural gas industry, it’s important to keep the situation in historical perspective, Devon Energy Corp. executive Dave Hager said Wednesday. He said the industry has seen these cycles before.

  • Gasoline prices in Oklahoma are on the rise

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The days of less-than-$2 gasoline may soon be over. Gasoline prices continued to rise over the past week as the country’s refineries conduct maintenance and prepare to make the more expensive and cleaner-burning summer blend gasoline required by federal regulators.

  • Continental Resources Inc. earnings beat analyst expectations

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Despite lower oil prices, Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. continued to grow production and adjusted profits in the fourth quarter, far outpacing analyst expectations.

  • New Source, executives rebut former chairman David Chernicky's claims

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    New Source Energy Partners and its executives on Monday asked a Tulsa judge to dismiss a lawsuit over tax liability filed by the company’s former chairman.

  • ONEOK Inc. posts higher profit, braces for industry slowdown

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    ONEOK Inc. on Monday followed the same pattern set over the past few weeks by most in the oil and natural gas business as it slashed its capital expenditure budget and braced for decreased industry activity. ONEOK also on Monday reported increased 2014 profits led by higher natural gas gathering and processing volumes.

  • Oklahoma insurers receive earthquake coverage education

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    More than 2,500 Oklahoma insurance professionals have completed a one-hour continuing education course on earthquake coverage, Insurance Commissioner John Doak said Friday.

  • Drilling rig counts continue to fall in Oklahoma, U.S.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Oil and natural gas companies in Oklahoma and throughout the country continued to slow their drilling efforts this week, laying down another four dozen rigs and sending the country’s rig count to its lowest level in more than five years.

  • Newsroom colleague's rear-end collision calms concerns over CNG vehicle safety

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, my coworker Richard Hall’s car was rear-ended in an accident. The car was damaged so severely the rear doors would not open and both front seats were broken. Despite the damage, the tank was not punctured, did not leak, and — most importantly — did not explode.

  • Crude oil pouring into Cushing, Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Billions of dollars worth of oil is arriving for storage at the Oklahoma town dubbed “Pipeline Crossroads of the World.”

  • Midstream futures are cloudy

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Four Oklahoma pipeline companies reported earnings Wednesday. They all had in common a keen eye on oil prices and concern about the broader energy industry.

  • Low oil prices lead to layoffs, concerns in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Paul Monies | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Thursday about oil prices and Oklahoma energy companies.

  • Lower rig counts lead to higher futures prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Lower oil prices continued to slow the oil patch this week as the country’s energy companies mothballed another 98 drilling rigs, cutting the rig count to its lowest level since August 2011.

  • University of Oklahoma professor develops soapy solution to boost old oil wells' production

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    University of Oklahoma professor Jeff Harwell has found a way to increase production from some of the state’s oldest oil wells by flooding them with soap.




Adam Wilmoth Today at 4:53 PM RT @stevelackmeyer: City panel rejects effort to save Union Bus Station LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 03 2015 04:35:02 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Breaking: City scraps site for MAPS convention center LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 03 2015 02:03:36 PM CST 'Cowboyistan' is key to oil boom, Hamm says LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 03 2015 11:20:24 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Rigs, royalties & rednecks: @ContinentalOil CEO Hamm touts "Cowboyistan" in recent U.S. #oil boom. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 25 2015 02:38:46 PM CST RT @pmonies: Consumer groups urge OK regulators to drop @OGandE Mustang plant modernization out of $1.1B environmental case. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 25 2015 11:04:35 AM CST RT @Mecoy: Interesting (perhaps only to me): 2014 profits for 221 Oklahoma banks: $1.26 billion. 2014 profits for Chesapeake Energy: $1.27…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:29:26 AM CST Crude oil pouring into Cushing, Oklahoma LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:29:03 AM CST U.S. Geological Survey urges greater transparency, data sharing amid rise in earthquakes linked to injection wells LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 19 2015 11:28:47 AM CST Here's the transcript from our @NewsOK energy chat. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 19 2015 08:38:09 AM CST Join us @NewsOK at 10 a.m. for our monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat where @pmonies and I will answer questions about energy in Oklahoma.
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:56:49 AM CST Devon Energy expects production to rise this year even as it cuts capital spending LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:55:59 AM CST Chesapeake and former CEO McClendon still intertwined through data sharing, separation agreements LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:54:56 AM CST Chesapeake Energy Corp. sues Aubrey McClendon over trade secrets LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 17 2015 01:42:49 AM CST RT @RichardMize: READING: Enable Midstream, OKC, plans to cut 10 percent of workforce amid lower oil prices LINK #oil
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 13 2015 11:37:47 AM CST RT @pmonies: Great story by @Adam_WK // Oklahoma City homeless man finds purpose in keeping stretch of NW 23 clean LINK #…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 13 2015 11:33:34 AM CST RT @TheOklahoman: University of Oklahoma professor develops soapy solution to boost old oil wells' production LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Feb. 07 2015 02:01:30 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Oklahoma drilling rig numbers see gradual decline in face of lower #oil prices. LINK (by @awilmoth)
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:23:34 PM CST PostRock Energy announces layoffs LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:23:15 PM CST Oil price declines have impact on Oklahoma's revenue report LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:22:56 PM CST Devon Energy funds Bodine Elementary science program in Oklahoma City LINK

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