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.

  • Gasoline prices reach lowest point in seven months

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

    Oklahoma City’s average price dipped to $3.13 Tuesday, down 4.3 cents over the past week, 10.6 cents over the past month and 27 cents over the past year, according to GasBuddy.com. The lowest price in the Oklahoma City metro area was $2.83 Tuesday, and another 125 local stations posted prices less than $3 a gallon.

  • Crowds line up in Oklahoma for newest iPhone

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

    Hundreds of avid iPhone fans camped out for up to a day near Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, eager to be among the first to claim one of Apple Inc.’s new phones.

  • Independent oil, natural gas producers reap profits with higher oil prices, improvements

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

    Independent producers focusing on recovering oil and natural gas from shale and other dense rock were more profitable in the first six months of 2014 than they were in the previous two years.

  • Putting a cap on water loss

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Devon Energy pilot program covers water pits to reduce evaporation

  • New terminals could boost natural gas exports, prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Two liquified natural gas export terminals near the Gulf Coast were approved this week by federal regulators. Tony Say, president of Oklahoma City-based Clearwater Energy, weighs in on the situation.

  • Oil and natural gas industry supports one in five Oklahoma jobs, report finds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma’s rapidly growing oil and natural gas industry accounts for about 20 percent of all the jobs in the state and almost two-thirds of those created since the recession ended in 2010, Oklahoma City University economist Russell Evans said Wednesday.

  • Earthquake studies continue in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma Corporation Commission staff and representatives from the Oklahoma Geological Survey on Tuesday provided the corporation commissioners an update on their efforts to study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oklahoma still attractive to drillers

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

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about drilling. 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 9:34 a.m. Good morning. We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. NewsOK Sports 9:59 a.m. Hello. Let's get started in a few. Paul Monies 9:59 a.m. OK. Correct name now. Paul Monies 10:02 a.m. OK, folks.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin creates seismic activity council

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced the creation of a Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity designed to help researchers, policymakers, regulators and oil and natural gas industry study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oil companies call for end to export ban

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A growing number of oil industry leaders say it’s time to start exporting American oil, even as the country continues importing foreign crude.

  • Technology, tax credits drive down wind energy fuel costs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Improved technology and a renewed federal tax credit combined to drive the average price of new wind-generated electricity to record low levels last year, according to a report released this week from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Oklahoma oil prices continue to fall

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The average price for most Oklahoma oil has slipped nearly 12 percent since July 1.

  • Questions remain at epicenter of quake trend

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Oklahoma is a seismically active state crisscrossed with thousands of natural fault lines. But seismic activity has spiked over the past five years, leading scientists, regulators, industry representatives and the general public to question what is different today and what could be causing the rumblings.

  • Oklahoma woman sues disposal well operators after earthquake

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Prague resident Sandra Ladra this month filed a lawsuit against the operators of Lincoln County water disposal wells, claiming they caused the magnitude 5.6 earthquake in 2011 that caused rock from her fireplace to land in her lap and injure her knee.

  • History of earthquakes in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Oklahoma is a geologically active area. The rocks and faults that underlie the state reveal a history of significant seismic change. The occasional tembler has been known throughout state history to cause minor damage and rattle nerves.

  • Do quakes precede a big one, or prevent it?

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The state’s ongoing, three-year earthquake swarm has produced thousands of tiny earthquakes, but so far only 20 magnitude 4.0 or greater and only one magnitude 5.0 or greater. One of the most pressing questions is whether another big one — or something even stronger — is likely.

  • Quake study leads to cooperation

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The ongoing earthquake swarm has brought together regulators, scientists and the oil and natural gas industry to help determine what is causing the quakes and what, if anything, can be done to stop them or minimize the risk they pose.

  • Country's energy diversification could benefit Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Natural gas use for power generation will grow throughout the country over the next 25 years, but for different reasons across different regions, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said this week.

  • Norman meeting on fracking draws hundreds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Hundreds of people filled a meeting room at the Norman Public Library this week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and whether Norman and other cities in Oklahoma and other states have the right to regulate the process.

  • Oklahoma oil production could surpass California, Alaska

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about fracking. 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 9:34 a.m. Good morning. Our NewsOK Energy team will be logging on at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Jay Marks 9:56 a.m. We're still about 5 minutes from getting underway, but we've already got a few questions in the queue. Keep them coming. Jay Marks 9:59 a.m.




Adam Wilmoth Tue, Dec. 16 2014 12:52:12 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Oil company proposes drilling at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Dec. 16 2014 10:50:18 AM CST Chesapeake Energy secures $4 billion credit facility LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 11 2014 03:42:52 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: On the #PowerPlay blog: .@okgrda approves $297 million contract for new natural #gas unit, raise for CEO. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 08 2014 10:53:37 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join us on @NewsOK tomorrow at 10 a.m. with your #energy questions. @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will provide th…
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 04 2014 04:55:55 PM CST RT @hhallpass: Oklahoma HS Football in January. That's a new one!
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Nov. 25 2014 04:58:55 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Alaska Airlines to bring nonstop flights from Seattle to OKC LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Nov. 10 2014 03:16:22 PM CST Divorce to cost Harold Hamm nearly $1 billion LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Nov. 10 2014 10:10:34 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join us in 24 hours, when @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will host the monthly #energy chat on @NewsOK.
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Nov. 06 2014 12:23:49 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Join the @NewsOKEnergy team tonight at 6 for a live chat with @OERBAdvancing Chairman Tim Munson about #energy jobs. http…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Nov. 05 2014 03:09:35 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Our @NewsOKEnergy team is hosting an #energy industry chat tomorrow night focusing on jobs and careers. More details: htt…
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Nov. 04 2014 06:08:19 PM CST Devon Energy reports record oil production LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Nov. 04 2014 10:46:41 AM CST SandRidge delays earnings after SEC raises questions LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 13 2014 11:07:02 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies tomorrow at 10 a.m. to get answers to your #energy questions on @NewsOK.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 06 2014 03:38:28 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Join @SteveLackmeyer at 7 p.m. on LINK for a live chat on new plans for towers at the former Stage Center site.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 06 2014 10:58:29 AM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: THIS IS BIG NEWS FOR DOWNTOWN! Residential towers proposed by 2 firms for property south of former Stage Center site ht…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Sep. 29 2014 08:48:52 PM CST RT @NewsOK: American Energy hires former Chesapeake executive LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Sep. 29 2014 08:26:20 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Up to 900 Boeing jobs could move to OKC LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Sep. 17 2014 03:50:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: .@ContinentalOil chooses Jack Stark new president. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Sep. 11 2014 10:35:53 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Continental Resources president resigns LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Sep. 05 2014 12:35:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Aubrey McClendon: New company structured to woo private equity. LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)