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.

Top Stories


  • Tulsa businessman George Kaiser buys stake in Oklahoma City Thunder

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Kaiser is buying out the ownership interest of Tom Ward, who had a reported 19.23 percent stake in the team.

  • Oklahoma universities offer energy education programs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Universities across Oklahoma have developed energy management programs to support the growing oil and gas industry.

  • ConocoPhillips donates $1 million to OSU's Spears School of Business

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The donation will help pay for the new home of OSU’s Spears School of Business.

  • Temporary plan proposed for dealing with American burying beetle

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed a temporary plan to address how the oil and natural gas industry should deal with the endangered American burying beetle.

  • Azerbaijan's ambassador talks about energy security with Oklahoma leaders

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the United States, was in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday to talk about global energy security.

  • University of Oklahoma's energy-focused MBA program offers global perspective

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business has started an Executive Master of Business Administration degree in Energy.

  • Fracking, horizontal drilling work best in the U.S.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The technology that has allowed domestic energy companies to produce oil and natural gas from shale and other dense rocks has transformed economies throughout North America, but development likely would be more difficult internationally.

  • U.S. natural gas moving globally

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Speakers at the OU Energy Symposium on Thursday discussed how the growing demand for domestic liquefied natural gas exports likely will affect the economies both inside and outside the country.

  • Summer gasoline prices are expected to be slightly lower

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Consumers likely will get a bit of a break this summer as gasoline prices are expected to average slightly less than last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Scientists, oil industry still probing earthquake link

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about the oil industry and earthquakes. Read the complete chat transcript below.

  • Threatened designation won't spoil prairie chicken festival

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    The eight-day Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival will continue this month after the bird was named a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Study: Drivers not changing habits because of higher gas prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Consumers are no longer changing their driving habits because of fuel prices, according to an AAA study released Thursday.

  • Oklahoma energy companies work on water recycling

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Oil and natural gas companies increasingly are looking for alternatives to using freshwater in fracking operations.

  • Drought continues in Oklahoma's oil patch

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Over the past 130 years, Oklahoma generally has seen about a decade of rain followed by a decade of drought. The pattern changed with almost 30 years of rain before the current drought, causing a generation of farmers, city leaders and others to rise up with little knowledge of how to operate in drought conditions.

  • Oklahoma scientists study increase in quakes, water injection oil wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Scientists are studying whether there is a connection between oil and natural gas activity and the state’s earthquake swarm over the past few years.

  • Oklahoma oil industry uses less than 2 percent of state's water

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Oil and natural gas operations use less than 2 percent of the state’s freshwater, far less than is used for agriculture and municipal uses. One key difference is that oil and gas companies usually dispose of their water by removing it from the ecosystem and flushing it deep underground. The industry points out that burning natural gas creates water vapor and that the increased use of natural gas has displaced coal-fired power plants, which uses large amounts of water.

  • Water disposal system is key for SandRidge

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Since 2010, Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. has spent nearly $500 million to build a network of 160 saltwater disposal wells along the Oklahoma-Kansas border. The system is pumping underground about 41 million gallons of saltwater every day and has a capacity of more than twice that amount.

  • New Oklahoma City-based firm focuses on compressed natural gas

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Three members of the former Chesapeake Energy Corp. compressed natural gas vehicle team have set up their own shop, continuing much of the work they started with their former employer.

  • U.S. falls from top spot among world oil importers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    China this week surpassed the United States as the world’s largest oil importer, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Ontario pension fund buys stake in Chaparral Energy Inc. of Oklahoma City

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy confirmed Tuesday that Chesapeake Energy sold its 20 percent stake in the company to the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The information was included in a lawsuit filed by a New York investment firm that claims it should have received a finder’s fee for the sale.




Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 18 2014 11:22:33 AM CST George Kaiser buys Thunder stake LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 07 2014 10:19:54 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming tomorrow: @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will field your #energy questions in their monthly live chat on @N…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Mar. 10 2014 10:43:18 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Coming in 24 hours: the monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat with myself, @awilmoth and @pmonies. Come are with all your burning #e…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 19 2014 02:55:10 PM CST RT @eschor: BREAKING: Neb. district court finds state's pipeline law, passed to expedite new Keystone XL route, unconstitutional - siding w…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 14 2014 02:04:35 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Okla.: Home to an R2D2, Rear Naked Choke and Gnarfle the Garthok. Subscribers can get the full story now.LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 14 2014 02:03:23 PM CST RT @bryanwx: A woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. This may be one of my favorite pics ever. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 13 2014 04:15:36 PM CST RT @GETRANSPORT: The NextFuel™ Natural Gas Retrofit Kit will reduce fuel costs by up to 50%. LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Feb. 10 2014 01:49:47 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming Tuesday: @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will be on @NewsOK for their monthly #energy chat. Bring your quest…
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 04 2014 01:52:07 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Chesapeake-owned shopping centers said to be under contract LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Feb. 03 2014 11:04:17 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Sen. Cliff Branan to run for Oklahoma Corporation Commission. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 31 2014 02:12:00 PM CST RT @MatthewDalyWDC: AP: Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jan. 29 2014 05:04:56 PM CST RT @craigtimes: When TV news "team coverage" runs amok on a weather story. LINK via @msynan
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 13 2014 11:37:47 AM CST @oklahomanick You might also need a star-shaped screwdriver tip.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 13 2014 11:36:43 AM CST @oklahomanick The backs are easy to replace on the iPhone 4. You can buy a new one on Amazon and replace it yourself.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 06 2014 10:10:26 AM CST RT @CSPOller: #cng slowly rolls out at c-stores LINK #cspnet
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 30 2013 11:24:18 AM CST RT @RandyLeonard: Oil [population] boom. MT @PostReid: LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 23 2013 11:36:05 PM CST @stevelackmeyer I’m happy to help.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 23 2013 11:15:50 AM CST RT @douglasberkley: McClendon's AEU site now has drilling rig in place...site 1 moving ahead. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 19 2013 10:39:54 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma to sue over stalled Lake Texoma development LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Dec. 18 2013 05:36:27 PM CST .@DCoggins83 It could have been much worse. Just ask @okbizeditor.