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.

  • Elk City: 'The sky is not falling'

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Elk City, Oklahoma, residents and business leaders express optimism despite tumbling oil prices.

  • Elk City's business, community leaders say they are better prepared for oil price drops

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    “We’ve learned to be more conservative in our approach to spending,” City Manager Lee Litterell said. “We take a very cautious approach to the budget process. We budget 85 to 90 percent of our projected revenue, and we’ve learned to take better care of what we have in our town.

  • Chesapeake Energy Corp. cuts its 2015 drilling budget

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. executives said Monday they have cut the company’s 2015 drilling budget by another $500 million because of continued low oil and natural gas prices.

  • Continental's Harold Hamm sees brighter days coming for the oil industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm recently met with The Oklahoman to discuss the effects of low oil prices on the industry and Oklahoma City.

  • Rising oil storage smothers price gains; Massive complex at Cushing, Oklahoma, has 51.5 million barrels

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The country’s crude oil inventories continued to fill last week, threatening oil prices that have increased timidly over the past two months. The sprawling tank complex at Cushing, Oklahoma, held more than 51.5 million barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes receive $6.5 million in frozen funds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    After almost three years of litigation, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have received the nearly $6.5 million in trust funds frozen since 2012, the tribes said Wednesday.

  • Lower oil prices spur caution in Oklahoma energy sector

    BY PAUL MONIES and ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about oil prices and Oklahoma energy companies.

  • Tax return fraud spurs reviews by Oklahoma Tax Commission

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    The Oklahoma Tax Commission warned Friday that some state tax returns have been delayed while the commission conducts fraud protection reviews.

  • Oklahoma rally will call for disposal well moratorium

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    A group of environmentalists have scheduled a rally at the Oklahoma Capitol on Saturday, where they will call for a moratorium on wastewater disposal wells in the state.

  • Emails describe meetings between oil industry, earthquake researchers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    Oil and natural gas industry representatives met with Oklahoma’s head seismologist over the past several years because they were “nervous about any dialog” connecting the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm and industry activity, according to a series of emails published this week by EnergyWire.

  • Natural gas storage slides with cold temperatures

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Continued cold weather throughout much of the country led to another big storage drawdown this week, but supply levels remain strong for this time of year.

  • Despite low oil prices, drilling continues in southern Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    A series of overlapping oil fields with peculiar names has the potential to grow into a significant area of oil development.

  • Insurance commissioner clarifies “man-made” earthquake policies

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak on Tuesday issued a bulletin to insurance companies clarifying his department’s expectations for earthquake insurance coverage.

  • 'Cowboyistan' is key to oil boom, Hamm says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma wildcatter Harold Hamm on Monday touted rigs, rednecks and royalties for the success of “Cowboyistan,” which he called the driving force behind the recent domestic oil boom.

  • Uncertainty not unusual in energy industry, incoming CEO of Oklahoma City-based Devon says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Dave Hager, who will become Devon’s CEO this summer, labels the current oil price slide a “blip.” Currently the chief operating officer of the Oklahoma City company, Hager will succeed John Richels as CEO at the end of July.

  • Oklahoma City businessman, philanthropist Jackie Cooper dies at 82

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City businessman and philanthropist Jackie Cooper died Friday.

  • Industry slowdown leads companies to focus on technology

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Despite low oil and natural gas prices, companies throughout the oil patch are planning for the future and hoping prices rebound soon.

  • Natural gas demand expected to meet surging production

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Despite relatively low natural gas prices over the past six years, domestic production continues to rise and is expected to surge over the next two decades. While the market has struggled to keep up with current demand, industry analyst Greg Haas said coming market changes will be enough to handle demand well into the future.

  • SandRidge reports profit, cuts spending by 56 percent

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. executives said Thursday they have cut the company’s 2015 drilling budget by 56 and renegotiated a credit facility because of the low oil prices that have slowed the industry.

  • Oil industry's short-term future remains unclear

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    With ongoing uncertainty in the oil and natural gas industry, it’s important to keep the situation in historical perspective, Devon Energy Corp. executive Dave Hager said Wednesday. He said the industry has seen these cycles before.




Adam Wilmoth Today at 11:58 AM RT @NewsOK: Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in #OKC LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Today at 11:56 AM RT @Mecoy: Energy woes spreading to manufacturing sector LINK
Adam Wilmoth Today at 11:56 AM RT @Mecoy: At Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma energy executives urge lifting of oil export ban LINK
Adam Wilmoth Today at 11:55 AM RT @_davemorris: On his birthday, @boonepickens talking energy w @awilmoth in @NewsOK studio. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Today at 10:43 AM @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
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 14 2015 11:26:30 AM CST Oklahoma City is part of global energy effort, GE leader says LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 13 2015 11:04:48 AM CST Oklahoma City developer buys Gold Dome LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 13 2015 10:25:50 AM CST RT @GasBuddyGuy: The GasBuddy Gap, or the difference between the nations most expensive and cheapest stations is an eye popping $1.65/gal. …
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 12 2015 01:57:47 PM CST Gun bill veto averts potential crises for Oklahoma City-area events LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 12 2015 01:55:30 PM CST Raytheon loses federal contract to train air traffic controllers in Oklahoma City LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 12 2015 01:53:27 PM CST Half of disposal wells targeted for earthquake risks have lowered depths or volumes. LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 12 2015 01:49:49 PM CST Oklahoma oil producers still drilling, but waiting to complete wells until prices rebound. LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, May. 11 2015 01:18:30 PM CST RT @pmonies: Half of disposal wells targeted by Oklahoma regulators over earthquake risks have lowered depths or volumes. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 06 2015 07:50:15 AM CST RT @pmonies: A quick recap of @OGandE's $1 billion environmental compliance case ahead of closing arguments this morning: LINK

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