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.

  • Demand likely to drive oil prices higher

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about oil prices in Oklahoma. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Price of oil -- how low can it go?

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    While the long-term ramifications of the price drop are still unknown, economists and industry observers are pointing out that today’s situation is very different from some of the industry’s previous downturns.

  • Wilmoth: Low oil prices threaten natural gas projects, experts say

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    While the nearly 50 percent tumble in the price of oil over the past six months has led to increasing concern throughout the oil patch, recently falling natural gas prices have only piled on to the problem for local producers and supporting companies.

  • Edmond-based Tall Oak Midstream to build natural gas plant

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Tall Oak Midstream LLC, based in Edmond, said Tuesday it will build a natural gas processing plant and 150-mile gathering system in Kingfisher County.

  • Williams Inc. logo goes up in OKC as Access Midstream merger moves on

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Employees of the former Oklahoma City-based Access Midstream Partners LP last week officially became employees of Tulsa-based Williams Cos. Inc. as the ongoing merger continues.

  • Oklahoma trucking companies save with falling fuel prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    Tumbling fuel prices have given Keith Morgan more flexibility and allowed his Oklahoma City-based company, Amazing Movers — and its customers — to save money.

  • PostRock Energy receives delisting warning

    Published: Wed, Dec 31, 2014

    The Nasdaq Stock Market on Tuesday notified PostRock Energy Corp. that it could be removed from the stock exchange within six months if its market value does not improve.

  • Oklahoma City shoppers fill malls for post-holiday sales

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Shoppers filled Oklahoma City-area malls Friday morning as they searched for post-holiday sales and began stocking up for next year.

  • Domestic oil production surges in last part of yeardespite tumbling prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    Oil production in recent weeks has blown past 1985 highs, but that trend is likely to change soon as companies are beginning to announce plans to cut their 2015 drilling budgets.

  • Low oil prices threaten Oklahoma energy, industry support companies

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    Tumbling oil prices are beginning to hurt Oklahoma energy companies and support companies that help producers recover oil and natural gas from deep below the surface.

  • Consumers, retailers notice savings from gasoline price drop

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    As gasoline prices have shed $1.50 a gallon since June, consumers and retailers have noticed the savings.

  • Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources cuts 2015 drilling budget

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. on Monday slashed its 2015 drilling budget by more than 40 percent but said it still plans to increase production 16 percent to 20 percent from 2014 levels.

  • Devon Energy donates $1 million to Oklahoma City Geological Society

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. has agreed to donate $1 million to help the Oklahoma City Geological Society pay for its new downtown headquarters.

  • Pipeline to deliver water to Grady County wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The Pecan Hill Water Solutions system can deliver up to 1 million gallons of water per day to oil and natural wells in southeastern Grady County.

  • Chesapeake Energy secures $4 billion credit facility

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    After 18 months of financial and organizational reforms, Chesapeake Energy Corp. has secured a five-year $4 billion credit facility, replacing an existing facility with much more costly terms.

  • Price fight: A corner of southeast Oklahoma City has three gas stations with some of the lowest prices in the country

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Tumbling gasoline prices have created savings for consumers throughout Oklahoma and the country. They’ve also created heartburn for Huu Pham, whose small business is struggling to keep up with OnCue and 7-Eleven.

  • Drop in oil prices creates international game of chicken

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Falling oil prices have set up a global, geopolitical game of chicken with each country or producer hoping someone else will balk first in reducing production. Harold Hamm, CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc., said he expected the Saudis to announce a cut on Thanksgiving and has since said he still expects them to call an emergency OPEC meeting and announce a production cut.

  • Low oil prices could hurt Oklahoma’s economy

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about low oil prices in Oklahoma. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 9:28 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:29 a.m. Keep the questions coming! Paul Monies 9:47 a.m. We're about 15 minutes away. Get your questions in. We can talk oil prices, natural gas, EPA, whatever's on your mind. Paul Monies 10:01 a.m. OK, folks we're about to get started here. I'm your moderator, Paul Monies.

  • Timing considered in Devon Energy Corp. CEO's retirement announcement

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    When Devon Energy Corp. CEO John Richels this week said he will retire at the end of July, timing was one of the key points of his message.

  • Oklahoma's Meridian Technology Center takes top ranks among providing training for employees

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater specializes in providing training and education for students, job seekers and employees looking to advance in their careers. The emphasis on training and education is not limited to the customers the technology center serves.




Adam Wilmoth Fri, Mar. 20 2015 04:25:39 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Continental's Harold Hamm sees brighter days coming for the #oil industry LINK #energy LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Mar. 14 2015 09:29:31 AM CST RT @pmonies: In wake of lower #oil prices, Oklahoma energy sector employment could fall significantly, economist says. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 10 2015 03:43:38 PM CST RT @TomKloza: Canadian heavy sour crude dips below $34 bbl. Some oil sands' crude in the $20's.
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 10 2015 08:46:20 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Got Oklahoma #energy questions? Join @awilmoth and @pmonies at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat at http…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Mar. 06 2015 09:17:19 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: SCOOP? SOHOT? Whatever they call it, energy companies keep exploring in fields in south & central OK. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Mar. 05 2015 04:53:12 PM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: City panel rejects effort to save Union Bus Station LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 03 2015 04:35:02 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Breaking: City scraps site for MAPS convention center LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 03 2015 02:03:36 PM CST 'Cowboyistan' is key to oil boom, Hamm says LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Mar. 03 2015 11:20:24 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Rigs, royalties & rednecks: @ContinentalOil CEO Hamm touts "Cowboyistan" in recent U.S. #oil boom. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 25 2015 02:38:46 PM CST RT @pmonies: Consumer groups urge OK regulators to drop @OGandE Mustang plant modernization out of $1.1B environmental case. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 25 2015 11:04:35 AM CST RT @Mecoy: Interesting (perhaps only to me): 2014 profits for 221 Oklahoma banks: $1.26 billion. 2014 profits for Chesapeake Energy: $1.27…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:29:26 AM CST Crude oil pouring into Cushing, Oklahoma LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:29:03 AM CST U.S. Geological Survey urges greater transparency, data sharing amid rise in earthquakes linked to injection wells LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 19 2015 11:28:47 AM CST Here's the transcript from our @NewsOK energy chat. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 19 2015 08:38:09 AM CST Join us @NewsOK at 10 a.m. for our monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat where @pmonies and I will answer questions about energy in Oklahoma.
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:56:49 AM CST Devon Energy expects production to rise this year even as it cuts capital spending LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:55:59 AM CST Chesapeake and former CEO McClendon still intertwined through data sharing, separation agreements LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:54:56 AM CST Chesapeake Energy Corp. sues Aubrey McClendon over trade secrets LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 17 2015 01:42:49 AM CST RT @RichardMize: READING: Enable Midstream, OKC, plans to cut 10 percent of workforce amid lower oil prices LINK #oil
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 13 2015 11:37:47 AM CST RT @pmonies: Great story by @Adam_WK // Oklahoma City homeless man finds purpose in keeping stretch of NW 23 clean LINK #…

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