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.

  • Oil and gas industry operators say safety improvements a priority

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    As the oil and natural gas industry continues to expand operations throughout Oklahoma and the region, operators say they are facing an increasing need to improve safety, both for their employees and for the public and environment throughout the area.

  • Oklahoma legislative committee studies earthquake swarm

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Representatives from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Geological Survey, governor’s office and other researchers on Tuesday updated a legislative committee on ongoing efforts to better understand the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oklahoma judge dismisses earthquake lawsuit

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A Lincoln County district judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming water disposal well operators caused the 2011 earthquake that injured a Prague woman.

  • ONEOK Partners to buy pipeline system for $800 million

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    ONEOK Partners LP on Monday agreed to buy two natural gas liquids pipeline systems in Texas and New Mexico from affiliates of Chevron Corp. for $800 million.

  • Relative energy costs trend downward

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Energy costs as a share of consumer spending are up over the past decade, but are still lower than before 1990.

  • Oklahoma oil production set to pass Alaska, California

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Oklahoma is set to surpass Alaska as the country’s fourth-largest oil producer early next year, according to projections by the U.S. Energy Information Administration and Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc.

  • Oil prices won't slow Oklahoma drilling for a while

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The price of oil has tumbled more than 20 percent from its peak in June, but oil and natural gas industry leaders say the short-term price drop is unlikely to slow drilling and production activity in the near future.

  • Oklahoma production boosts global energy security, U.S. State Department official says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    American natural gas producers already have significantly helped European energy security even though the first planned liquified natural gas export tanker is likely at least a year away, a U.S. State Department representative said this week.

  • Demand likely to keep oil prices from getting too low

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about oil prices. 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 9:41 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting questions now. Paul Monies 9:50 a.m. We're about 10 minutes out, but eager for your questions... Jay F. Marks 9:51 a.m. Don't be shy. Any energy-related topic (within reason) is fair game.

  • Harold Hamm's nine-week divorce trial hearings end

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    The case between Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and attorney Sue Ann Hamm concluded Thursday. Oklahoma County Judge Howard Haralson is expected to file his conclusion by Oct. 23.

  • High-flying OKC earns headlines in United, American airline magazines

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    While city and state leaders continue their work to shed the flyover reputation, airline passengers can now see Oklahoma both by looking out the window and by opening the in-flight magazines on two of the country’s largest carriers.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission works to strengthen pipeline rules

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Commissioners and staff at the newly empowered Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday began studying how best to boost pipeline safety throughout the state.

  • Oklahoma's earthquake council discusses seismic swarm

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Cooperation and coordination were the themes of the first meeting of the state’s new Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, said Mike Teague, Oklahoma secretary of Energy and Environment.

  • Industry forms around stopping methane leaks

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    An increased focus on reducing oil-field methane emissions has helped the environment, saved oil and natural gas producers money and created a new, thriving industry, according to a report this week from the Environmental Defense Fund and Datu Research.

  • Oklahoma City holds two oil, gas expos

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Raptor nylon pipe was one of the 325 companies and brands represented this week at the second annual OKC Oilfield Expo held at the Cox Convention Center downtown. This week also marked the 18th annual Oklahoma Oil and Gas Expo presented by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board at the fairgrounds.

  • Oklahoma City energy company's employees duck and donate in United Way Duck Derby

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Thousands of rubber ducks raced their way through Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s campus Thursday as part of the Oklahoma City oil and natural gas company’s annual United Way Duck Derby.

  • Oil, natural gas industry growth shows in Oklahoma as conferences flourish

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Two similarly named oil and natural gas industry trade shows filled two similarly named buildings in Oklahoma City this week at nearly the same time.

  • 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: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    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.




Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 13 2014 11:07:02 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies tomorrow at 10 a.m. to get answers to your #energy questions on @NewsOK.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 06 2014 03:38:28 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Join @SteveLackmeyer at 7 p.m. on LINK for a live chat on new plans for towers at the former Stage Center site.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 06 2014 10:58:29 AM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: THIS IS BIG NEWS FOR DOWNTOWN! Residential towers proposed by 2 firms for property south of former Stage Center site ht…
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