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.

  • Energy companies lead quarter's best-, worst-performing stocks

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    While the price of oil has improved a bit, it's been stuck in a narrow range for much for the past six weeks, and the price of natural gas continues to languish seven years into a bear market. As a result, energy companies claimed all of the three best-performing and three worst-performing Oklahoma stocks in the second quarter.

  • Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment approves drilling plan for far southwest portion of metro

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment on Thursday approved a plan that could allow 12 horizontal oil and natural gas wells to be drilled in far southwest Oklahoma City, despite heated debate by residents.

  • Chesapeake subsidiaries sell assets for $840M

    By Adam Wilmoth Business Editor awilmoth@tulsaworld.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    An $840 million sale of western Oklahoma oil and gas assets by two Chesapeake subsidiaries to Denver-based FourPoint Energy LLC is expected to more than double the Colorado company's leasehold in the area.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court allows earthquake lawsuit to continue

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A resident of Prague is seeking damages after she was injured in her home by a 2011 earthquake that was magnitude 5.6 and caused widespread damage. The Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed a lower-court ruling, saying Cynthia Ferrell's case could continue in Lincoln County District Court.

  • Oklahoma's numbers stay level while U.S. rig count increases after 6 months

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The number of working drilling rigs in the U.S. increased for the first time in six months this week, according to a Baker Hughes report. Nationwide, 859 rigs were active this week, up two over the past seven days. In Oklahoma, the rig count held flat at 105.

  • Wyoming federal court delays new hydraulic fracturing rules

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Long-anticipated new rules for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on federal lands were delayed this week when a federal judge in Wyoming said he needed more time to decide whether the changes should be implemented.

  • Sparq's plans CNG fueling station at Hutch's in Watonga

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Sparq Natural Gas is scheduled to install both light- and heavy-duty compressed natural gas pumps at the Hutch's convenience store in Watonga. The pumps are expected to go online by the end of the year.

  • Continental Resources expects early end to jobs incentive plan

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Continental is expected to receive about $1.9 million from the Oklahoma City Development Trust in the next two weeks, bringing the total to more than $5 million since the company relocated to Oklahoma City from Enid in 2012.

  • Drilling, profits, employment fall for Oklahoma's energy companies

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Oklahoma and the nation continued to shed drilling rigs this week as oil prices held relatively flat. The drilling rig counts in the state and nationwide dipped by two this week, marking the 28th straight decline for the national numbers and the first drop in six weeks in Oklahoma, Baker Hughes said Friday. Nationwide, 857 rigs are now searching for oil and natural gas. The count is down 56 percent from 1,929 on Nov. 1. The U.S. count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999. In Oklahoma, 105 rigs are active, down 51 percent from 214 on Nov. 26. Even as the number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas has fallen, the country's production has continued to grow. The U.S.

  • Honda plans to discontinue line of CNG-powered Civics

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Honda said this week it would be discontinuing its Civics which are powered by compressed natural gas, saying demand for the car isn't strong enough to continue making it.

  • OSHA fines state drilling company in three rig hand deaths

    By Adam Wilmoth Business Writer awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Lamont-based Dan D Drilling Corp. for violations that led to the deaths of three rig workers in a 2014 fire.

  • Gasoline prices continue to climb as refinery woes slow supply

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Refinery problems across parts of the nation are being cited for rising prices at the gas pump.

  • Six West Virginia nonprofits take Chesapeake Energy to court

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. has asked a West Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the Oklahoma City energy company improperly produced oil and natural gas without a lease agreement from property owned by six nonprofit organizations. The nonprofits filed the lawsuit May 1.

  • New Source Energy Partners asks for jury trial in legal fight

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The legal struggle between executives and owner interests at Oklahoma City-based New Source Energy Partners LP continued this week as the company asked for a jury trial for its claims.

  • Legislation lets counties borrow money for CNG conversion

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Oklahoma Senate Bill 656 allows counties to borrow money from the state at no interest for up to five years to help pay for new compressed natural gas vehicles or conversions allowing existing gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles to also use CNG.

  • SandRidge focuses on cutting costs, raising stock price

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. CEO James Bennett on Thursday told shareholders he is unhappy with the company’s struggling share price and that he is hopeful the company’s cost-cutting efforts soon will lead to a stock price rebound.

  • Oil storage shrinks slightly as gasoline demand grows nationally

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The country’s crude oil storage levels dropped for the fifth consecutive week as refineries continued to gear up for the summer driving season and as domestic oil production continued to slow.

  • Oklahoma economy grows despite slowing oil industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City University economist Russell Evans on Wednesday told members of the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable that Oklahoma and Oklahoma City have lost thousands of oil and natural gas jobs since the first of the year, but that other industries have more than offset the energy declines.

  • Lower oil prices drive questions on Oklahoma energy companies

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The NewsOK Energy team hosted their monthly chat Wednesday to discuss oil and gas updates and Oklahoma energy companies. Below is an unedited transcript from the chat.

  • Oklahoma Energy Index falls on slowing industry activity

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Tumbling drilling activity and growing unemployment continues to weigh on the oil industry, dragging the Oklahoma Energy Index to a new four-year low in April.




Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 02 2015 12:35:58 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma Supreme Court allows earthquake lawsuit to continue LINK via @awilmoth LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jun. 29 2015 10:28:10 PM CST RT @briOKC: Harold Hamm sues oilman for defamation over Facebook post LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jun. 22 2015 10:50:10 AM CST RT @russellgold: The objective: Stop squandering Saudi oil for export. The unlikely tool: Solar. @Jeff_Ball breaks it down: LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jun. 19 2015 11:03:18 AM CST RT @pmonies: Updated this story to add reaction: New studies address wastewater disposal links to Oklahoma earthquakes. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 18 2015 01:12:54 PM CST RT @pmonies: New studies address wastewater disposal links to Oklahoma earthquakes. LINK #okquake
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 04 2015 12:48:07 PM CST RT @pmonies: If you want to read the full @EPA draft report on #fracking, all 998 pages are here: LINK #longlonglongreads
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jun. 03 2015 08:37:46 AM CST RT @pmonies: REMINDER: @awilmoth and I will take your #energy questions today at 10 am during the @NewsOKEnergy chat: LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jun. 02 2015 04:38:04 PM CST Join The Oklahoman's energy team at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a live energy chat at LINK @NewsOK @awilmoth @pmonies
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jun. 02 2015 10:38:16 AM CST @OGEEnergyCorp Energy names Sean Trauschke as CEO LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:58:14 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in #OKC LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:56:50 AM CST RT @Mecoy: Energy woes spreading to manufacturing sector LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:56:44 AM CST RT @Mecoy: At Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma energy executives urge lifting of oil export ban LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:55:00 AM CST RT @_davemorris: On his birthday, @boonepickens talking energy w @awilmoth in @NewsOK studio. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 10:43:09 AM CST @boonepickens celebrates 87th birthday in OKC LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 12:08:45 PM CST Oklahoma Senate votes to end property tax exemption for wind developers @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 11:53:04 AM CST Consumers likely to benefit from lower energy costs this summer LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 11:47:17 AM CST OGE Energy's Delaney to retire as CEO and chairman in 2016 @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 11:44:14 AM CST A different path to recovery in the oil patch LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 14 2015 11:33:10 AM CST Chaparral Energy Inc. posts first-quarter profit LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 14 2015 11:31:35 AM CST Williams Cos. Inc. to buy pipeline subsidiary LINK LINK

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