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


  • Unit Corp. sues over oil lease in Oklahoma

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    Tulsa-based Unit Corp. is in a legal battle with the Kikiallus Nation, a Washington state-based tribe that is not federally recognized. The tribe's court has claimed to seize control of a Unit well in Beaver County.

  • Natural gas prices reach four-year high

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 25, 2014

    The price of natural gas surged past $5 per thousand cubic feet on Friday for the first time since 2010.

  • Technology boosts oil-field safety, efficiency

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    Rapidly improving oil-field technology has made the industry safer and more efficient.

  • Energy industry bugged by rules delay

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    The Muddy Boggy Conservation Bank in central Oklahoma recently became the state's first conservation bank. Pipeline and construction companies can buy conservation credits from the bank and reduce their liability with the American Burying Beetle.

  • Devon Energy details hiring

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. detailed the hiring of new Chief Financial Officer Thomas L. Mitchell.

  • Chesapeake sells stake in Chaparral

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jan 18, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Friday it has sold its stake in Chaparral Energy for $215 million.

  • Energy's renewed significance

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The oil and natural gas industry today is as important to Oklahoma as it has ever been.

  • Oil industry's significance returns to 1982-levels

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    Oil and natural gas activity in the state has nearly doubled over the past decade.

  • Oil taxes to generate plenty of debate

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

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about oil taxes. 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 9:17 a.m. Good morning! Our energy team will be logging in at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:56 a.m. Hello, energy fans. We'll get started in about 5 minutes. I'm joined by Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and Energy Reporter Jay F. Marks. Paul Monies 9:57 a.m. We've already got a couple of

  • Taxes proposed for state's gravel mines

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    County commissioners in Johnston County and throughout the state are pushing for HB 1876, which would create a production tax of up to 7 percent on silica, sand, gravel and other aggregates.

  • Oil prices become less volatile

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Booming domestic crude oil production and improved infrastructure have led to increased stability in the price of oil, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Oklahoma City-based Compressco buys 18 next-generation pumps

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Compressco Partners LP has acquired 18 next-generation pumps to help it service large, horizontal oil and natural gas wells.

  • Retailers plan 13 new CNG stations in region

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Jan 8, 2014

    Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores and OnCue Express on Tuesday announced plans for a combined 13 new compressed natural gas stations in Oklahoma and Texas.

  • National, Oklahoma pipeline projects ongoing

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 4, 2014

    In the four years since TransCanada proposed its Keystone XL project, companies have developed many alternatives, including other pipelines along with rail and barges.

  • Oklahoma officials say pipelines are safest way to move oil and natural gas

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jan 5, 2014

    Increased oil and natural gas production has led to new and expanded pipelines throughout the country.

  • Compressed natural gas costs jump

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2014

    Compressed natural gas prices jumped Thursday as the 50 cent per gallon federal tax credit expired.

  • Horizontal drilling tax fight awaits Oklahoma Legislature

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2014

    The debate over whether to extend or change Oklahoma's horizontal drilling tax credit is likely to be one of the biggest oil-and-gas-related issues for the Legislature in the upcoming session.

  • New disclosure rules target chemicals used in fracking

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

    Beginning Wednesday, all oil and natural gas producers in Oklahoma must report the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

  • FAA skips Oklahoma in drone test site selection

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    Oklahoma will not be home to one of the six FAA test sites for unmanned aircraft.

  • Gasoline prices head up again

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    After gasoline prices slipped about 70 cents this fall, costs have rebounded and quickly headed up over the past two weeks.




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.