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


  • Compressco Partners to buy larger competitor for $825 million

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Compressco Partners LP executives expect the company’s planned $825 million purchase of Midland, Texas-based Compressor Systems Inc. to help it expand the Oklahoma City company quickly throughout the region.

  • Fuel efficiency standards lead to high-tech improvements

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

    The number of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and vehicles that run on natural gas and diesel on the road have grown in recent years and are expected to continue to increase. But standard gasoline vehicles are still expected to represent almost 80 percent of new sales in 2025 and 78 percent in 2040, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration report.

  • Natural gas prices slide on improved storage levels

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

    After 12-straight weeks of above-average natural gas storage gains, prices are slipping along with concern about possible shortages this winter.

  • University of Oklahoma researchers enhance heating, air condition systems' efficiency

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

    OU researcher Li Song has developed a low-cost method to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

  • Internet-controlled home, office devices could waste billions in energy

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

    With “smart,” Internet-controlled devices, we can now use our phones to remotely control our stereos, televisions, thermostats, door locks, alarm systems, garage doors and even the lights throughout our homes. But a recent study from the International Energy Agency found the world’s 14 billion online electronic devices wasted about $80 billion in 2013 because of inefficient technology.

  • Michigan judge drops two charges against Chesapeake

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A Michigan judge on Wednesday dismissed two of the three charges against Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. over claims that the company conspired with Canadian oil company Encana Corp. to hold down lease prices in the state.

  • Chesapeake Energy wins appeals court decision

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

    The 10th Circult Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision to throw out a case against Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. over the company’s founders well participation program.

  • Flaring rule not likely to impact Continental in North Dakota

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

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about Oklahoma energy and oil and gas companies. 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 developments across the state. Below is an unedited transcript of Tuesday's chat. NewsOK 9:30 a.m. Good morning. Our energy team will be logging on at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:56 a.m. We'll be getting started in about five minutes. Paul Monies 10:04 a.m. OK. Let's get started. I'm your moderator, Paul Monies.

  • Demand for diesel fuel is expected to grow

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

    Diesel fuel demand is expected to surge over the next 25 years even as gasoline use falls, according the the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Debate continues: Updated study claims earthquake swarm tied to water disposal wells

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    High-volume wastewater disposal wells likely have contributed to the swarm of earthquakes experienced in central Oklahoma over the past few years, according to an updated report from a team led by former OU researcher Katie Keranen.

  • Iraqi conflict leads to higher oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Tensions are rising in Iraq again, and oil prices are going up as well. The common pattern is repeating itself again. The rapid increase in domestic oil production has helped minimize some of the typical effects, but oil is still a global commodity heavily influenced by geopolitical issues.

  • Environmental groups sue for stronger protection for lesser prairie chicken

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Three environmental groups have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming the government did not go far enough this spring when it designated the lesser prairie chicken as “threatened” rather than “endangered.”

  • Mexican reform would allow American oil companies to search for oil south of the border

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    American and international oil companies have developed fields in the Gulf of Mexico that are believed to extend into Mexican territory.

  • New technology, high oil price keep industry functioning

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Over the past decade, horizontal drilling and fracking have reignited the oil industry.

  • Natural gas prices rise as storage refills

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The country’s natural gas producers are trying to refill reserves after the cold winter depleted stocks.

  • Reinforced shelters make oil patch safer in tornado season

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Cactus Drilling Co. LLC credits its reinforced safe room for helping 13 employees and contractors survive a direct hit from an EF5 tornado in 2011.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs oil production tax bill Wednesday

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, May 28, 2014

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed legislation that will set the state’s oil and natural gas gross production tax at 2 percent for the first 36 months of production.

  • Oklahoma leaders are poised to launch drone research and development efforts

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are poised to quickly move from the military domain to a vast array of commercial applications. For now, however, the industry is restrained by strict Federal Aviation Administration regulations that ban most business use.

  • Cleveland County area could be key to state's drone development

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Green Valley Farms, which covers 3,500 acres of Cleveland County, will be the test ground for Oklahoma’s ambitious unmanned aerial vehicle project.

  • Chesapeake asks for dismissal in Michigan antitrust case

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. representatives on Friday asked a Michigan judge to dismiss antitrust charges against the company, saying the state “has not shown this court any evidence whatsoever to support a finding of probable cause.”




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
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 22 2014 03:25:45 PM CST Legislature approves gross production tax rate @NewsOK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 22 2014 03:16:54 PM CST Oklahoma Senate voted 30-14 to set the oil and natural gas gross production tax rate at 2 percent for the first 36 months of production.
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 22 2014 01:04:59 PM CST @OKHouseofReps votes to approve oil and natural gas gross production tax rate at 2 percent for 36 months. Bill now heads to Senate.
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
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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…