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.

  • National Groundwater Protection Council praises states' regulations

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    State regulators in the country’s 27 energy producing states have strengthened oversight and rules designed to protect groundwater over the past five years as oil and natural gas production has boomed, according to a report released Wednesday from the Groundwater Protection Council.

  • Power Boost: New electricity transmission lines allow power to move more easily throughout the region

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 19 hr ago

    A nearly 300-mile transmission line between the Lubbock, Texas, area to Woodard is now operational in a move designed to allow electricity to more easily travel throughout the region.

  • Rise and fall: Volatile quarter batters Oklahoma stocks

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Oklahoma stocks were battered by market volatility and slipping oil prices over the past three months as three-quarters of the state’s publicly traded stocks lost ground in the third quarter.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission files disability discrimination lawsuit filed against Tulsa oilfield company

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc. on Friday, claiming the oil and natural gas drilling company illegally fired an employee for using prescription back pain medication.

  • Regulators consider drilling rule changes in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Friday began looking into changes to the regulations and practices concerning forced pooling, which Commissioner Dana Murphy said were outdated and never designed for modern horizontal wells.

  • Domestic production has kept energy costs stable

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Without the increase in domestic oil production, crude would be selling for more than $150 a barrel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Oklahoma-based Mammoth Energy Partners LP plans public offering

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    The energy firm has announced plans to become one of Oklahoma City’s next publicly traded firms.

  • Energy company announces layoffs in Oklahoma City

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    HighMount Exploration and Production LLC plans to close its Oklahoma City office, eliminating up to 97 full time positions, according to a letter the company sent to the Oklahoma Commerce Department.

  • Gasoline prices reach lowest point in seven months

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s average price dipped to $3.13 Tuesday, down 4.3 cents over the past week, 10.6 cents over the past month and 27 cents over the past year, according to GasBuddy.com. The lowest price in the Oklahoma City metro area was $2.83 Tuesday, and another 125 local stations posted prices less than $3 a gallon.

  • Crowds line up in Oklahoma for newest iPhone

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Hundreds of avid iPhone fans camped out for up to a day near Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, eager to be among the first to claim one of Apple Inc.’s new phones.

  • Independent oil, natural gas producers reap profits with higher oil prices, improvements

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Independent producers focusing on recovering oil and natural gas from shale and other dense rock were more profitable in the first six months of 2014 than they were in the previous two years.

  • Putting a cap on water loss

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Devon Energy pilot program covers water pits to reduce evaporation

  • New terminals could boost natural gas exports, prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Two liquified natural gas export terminals near the Gulf Coast were approved this week by federal regulators. Tony Say, president of Oklahoma City-based Clearwater Energy, weighs in on the situation.

  • Oil and natural gas industry supports one in five Oklahoma jobs, report finds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma’s rapidly growing oil and natural gas industry accounts for about 20 percent of all the jobs in the state and almost two-thirds of those created since the recession ended in 2010, Oklahoma City University economist Russell Evans said Wednesday.

  • Earthquake studies continue in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma Corporation Commission staff and representatives from the Oklahoma Geological Survey on Tuesday provided the corporation commissioners an update on their efforts to study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oklahoma still attractive to drillers

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about drilling. You can join our energy Q&A’s on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about energy companies and developments across the state. Below is an unedited transcript of Tuesday's chat. NewsOK 9:34 a.m. Good morning. We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. NewsOK Sports 9:59 a.m. Hello. Let's get started in a few. Paul Monies 9:59 a.m. OK. Correct name now. Paul Monies 10:02 a.m. OK, folks.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin creates seismic activity council

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced the creation of a Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity designed to help researchers, policymakers, regulators and oil and natural gas industry study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oil companies call for end to export ban

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A growing number of oil industry leaders say it’s time to start exporting American oil, even as the country continues importing foreign crude.

  • Technology, tax credits drive down wind energy fuel costs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Improved technology and a renewed federal tax credit combined to drive the average price of new wind-generated electricity to record low levels last year, according to a report released this week from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Oklahoma oil prices continue to fall

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The average price for most Oklahoma oil has slipped nearly 12 percent since July 1.




Adam Wilmoth Mon, Sep. 29 2014 08:48:52 PM CST RT @NewsOK: American Energy hires former Chesapeake executive LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Sep. 29 2014 08:26:20 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Up to 900 Boeing jobs could move to OKC LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Sep. 17 2014 03:50:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: .@ContinentalOil chooses Jack Stark new president. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Sep. 11 2014 10:35:53 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Continental Resources president resigns LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Sep. 05 2014 12:35:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Aubrey McClendon: New company structured to woo private equity. LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Sep. 02 2014 12:04:24 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: American Energy Partners affiliate qualifies for millions in job creation incentives from state LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Aug. 26 2014 11:15:05 AM CST Questions remain at epicenter of quake trend LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Aug. 23 2014 07:23:18 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Chesapeake leaves OKC job incentive program LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Aug. 04 2014 11:30:09 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Judge closes Hamm divorce hearing to protect company interests LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jul. 23 2014 02:40:36 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Continental Resources geologist talking about Okla. quakes today. Our Jay Marks wrote about his theories last month: LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jul. 23 2014 11:55:28 AM CST RT @briannabailey80: Aubrey McClendon plans day care and fitness center on unfinished wine cellar site LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 18 2014 09:06:36 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Aubrey McClendon selected to manage second #energy investment firm. (by @pmonies) LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jul. 08 2014 03:45:57 PM CST RT @russellgold: 35% of Brazil primary energy is hydro, so perhaps all those #worldcup tears will be put to good use.
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 03 2014 09:46:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Debate continues: Updated study claims Oklahoma earthquakes tied to water disposal wells. (by @awilmoth) LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 26 2014 12:57:22 PM CST MidFirst to enter Colorado with bank purchase LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jun. 18 2014 10:50:39 AM CST RT @briannabailey80: McClendon's American Energy forming midstream company LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jun. 18 2014 10:50:19 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Proposed PSO rate settlement for smart meters would total $24 million LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 28 2014 02:10:10 PM CST Governor signs oil production tax bill LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 28 2014 11:45:20 AM CST RT @KateGalbraith: Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom? LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sun, May. 25 2014 10:04:48 PM CST Hi