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.

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Ongoing earthquake swarm is “very unlikely to represent a naturally occurring process,” according to a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

  • Legislator calls for disposal well moratorium

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, on Tuesday called for a moratorium on water disposal wells in parts of the state after a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey described a possible link between the wells and the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Dozens weigh in on Stillwater proposal to ban oil and natural gas drilling in city

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Stillwater, Oklahoma, city council won’t vote on the measure until next month after the Oklahoma Legislature considers three bills.

  • Oil industry decline to affect rural Oklahoma more than metro areas

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Despite tumbling oil prices, Oklahoma’s two largest metropolitan areas are well positioned to wade through the industry slowdown, University of Oklahoma economist Robert Dauffenbach said Thursday.

  • Rig count falls to less than half of November levels

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Less than half the drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country just five months ago are still in operation today.

  • Natural gas trade group calls for faster regulatory approval

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The first new natural gas export terminals in the U.S. are preparing to become operational later this year. Leaders in the industry on Thursday called for a more streamlined process for gaining regulatory approval for additional projects.

  • Oil price jumps nearly 6 percent Wednesday

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The price of oil surged more than $3 Wednesday, led by slowing production and a report that the country’s storage levels filled more slowly than expected this week. Local oil industry leaders praised the rising oil price, but didn’t put too much stock in the bullish growth.

  • Chesapeake Energy Corp. settles with some parties, lawsuit continues with others

    By Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. has reached a settlement with some of the parties in its lawsuit involving data former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon took with him in 2013 when he was fired from the company he co-founded.

  • Oil price uncertainty fuels industry concerns

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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

  • Survey details grim outlook for energy job market

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Energy companies across Oklahoma and throughout the region continued to slash drilling budgets and lay off employees in the first quarter, and the pattern is likely to continue, according to a survey released Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

  • Nation's rig count drops below 1,000

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The number of drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country this week fell to less than 1,000 for the first time in more than five years.

  • National energy decisions are often based on unclear projections

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    It’s hard to predict the future, especially in an industry undergoing as much transformation as oil and natural gas, Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth writes.

  • Rise in oil storage helps send prices down

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Wednesday’s decline in West Texas Intermediate crude prices gave back all the gains that it had made so far this year.

  • Blue Bell recall expanded

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Bad news continued for Blue Bell Thursday as the Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries expanded its recall of products made at its now-closed plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

  • Natural gas storage levels, prices remain steady

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Cold weather offset strong natural gas production this year leaving the country’s storage levels near the middle of the five-year average heading into the spring.

  • SandRidge Energy to lay off 132

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. CEO James Bennett said Thursday the company is laying off 132 employees, or about 20 percent of the workforce at the Oklahoma City headquarters.

  • Increased refinery activity could cut gasoline prices

    BY ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline slipped to almost $2.23 on Wednesday, down 2 cents overnight and 2 cents below the price one month ago, according to GasBuddy.com. Wednesday’s price is $1.16 less than one year ago.

  • Oklahoma City-based PostRock Energy to restate earnings

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    PostRock Energy Corp., based in Oklahoma City, on Tuesday reported its delayed fourth-quarter earnings and said it will restate its previously reported earnings for much of the past five years.

  • Energy sector drags on first-quarter stock prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Continued uncertainty in the oil and natural gas industry led to another volatile quarter for Oklahoma companies.

  • Oklahoma loses three oil rigs as U.S. oil rig count drops again

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

    The number of drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country slipped to 1,048 this week as oil and natural gas companies laid down another 21 rigs nationwide.




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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