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.

  • Low oil prices lead to refocus on technology

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Oil and natural gas production companies throughout the state and country have slashed drilling budgets, but they haven’t stopped all parts of the drilling business.

  • Grand jury investigates SandRidge Energy

    Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    A grand jury is investigating whether SandRidge Energy Inc., based in Oklahoma City, violated federal antitrust law.

  • Low commodity prices lead to energy company losses

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Low oil and natural gas prices battered Oklahoma City energy companies Wednesday, leading to quarterly losses at three of the city’s publicly traded producers.

  • Chesapeake Energy posts $3.8 billion loss on lower oil prices.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported a net loss of nearly $3.8 billion in the first quarter, driven down by an almost $5 billion non-cash impairment charge related to the price of oil.

  • Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy posts $3.6 billion loss on lower oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday posted a first-quarter loss of $3.6 billion, led by a noncash accounting charge from lower oil prices even as the company recorded record oil production.

  • Gasoline prices rise on climbing oil costs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    A boost in the price of oil over the past few weeks is translating into higher prices at gasoline pumps throughout Oklahoma and the country.

  • Index reflects slowdown in Oklahoma energy industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Continued low oil prices and a slowing energy industry sent the Oklahoma Energy Index tumbling in March.

  • Chesapeake names new executive vice president

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Former Anadarko Petroleum executive Frank Patterson has been named Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s new executive vice president of exploration, land and subsurface technology, Chesapeake said Monday.

  • U.S. drilling rig count drops for 21st straight week

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Seven Oklahoma rigs idled this week, making the state count 108.

  • Oil price sets 2015 high

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Oil continued its recent rally Thursday, gaining ground even as production and storage continued to grow.

  • Slowdown leads company to build a better cabinet

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Lower gasoline prices have led to falling demand for compressed natural gas, driving companies in the CNG business to look for new sources of income.

  • Hedge fund manager praises Devon Energy

    Adam Wilmoth | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    New York hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb on Friday praised Devon Energy Corp. as one of the best value companies in the oil and natural gas exploration and production sector. “Devon stands out by combining limited downside with an underappreciated, valuable asset base that can be unlocked through continued portfolio management and improved operations,” Loeb […]

  • Oklahoma rig manufacturer files for bankruptcy protection

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The gradual fallout from low oil prices continued this week as Cashion-based drilling rig manufacturer Falcon Rigs Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Oklahoma.

  • OKC New Source energy firm may add leadership with deal

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    New Source Energy Partners LP on Monday announced plans for a potential change of control within the next two years in deal with 2100 Energy LLC.

  • Oklahoma companies focus on technology during oil industry slowdown

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

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

  • Stillwater, Oklahoma re-evaluates options after legislation on drilling in residential areas

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    The Stillwater City Council is moving forward with an effort to restrict oil and natural gas drilling within city limits after earlier delaying a vote to allow bills first to move through the Legislature.

  • Justice Department investigates Aubrey McClendon; Chesapeake settles Michigan charges for $25 million

    By Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. agreed to set up a $25 million compensation fund in Michigan to settle all state criminal charges against the company. The U.S. Justice Department still is looking into allegations of bid-rigging in Michigan oil and gas leases by former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon.

  • Oil company CEOs see continued low oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The price of oil has regained some ground over the past two weeks, but it is still far from clear where prices will be either in six months or in two years.

  • Sierra Club calls for injection well moratorium in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Sierra Club called for a moratorium on wastewater injection wells throughout parts of Oklahoma on Wednesday, one day after the Oklahoma Geological Survey called the wells the primary suspected source of the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Devon Energy lays off employees in one department

    Adam Wilmoth | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The company did not detail how many employees lost their jobs or which department was affected by the changes.




Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 30 2015 09:32:13 AM CST Thieves broke into my home, stealing family heirloom wedding rings http://t.co/3VFGK0HMrr http://t.co/Sw2TUc9mFO
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 24 2015 12:53:06 PM CST U.S. rig count jumps by 19 http://t.co/DviprJNz33 http://t.co/ZfF4yH8BQS
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 24 2015 11:21:01 AM CST Dave Hager to become Devon Energy CEO next week http://t.co/EU9TK5rI5h http://t.co/FPKTG6jtLz
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 24 2015 11:19:01 AM CST What to do with 700M barrels of oil in strategic reserve? http://t.co/kyBuEHdt5q http://t.co/oYzEa74mwq
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 23 2015 11:43:57 AM CST Oil industry warns of cost of proposed disposal well ban in Oklahoma http://t.co/MiD3j4siVH http://t.co/CIfUQ4Ep6M
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 23 2015 11:42:16 AM CST Oklahoma wind farm construction continues during second quarter http://t.co/yP6Ez946kx http://t.co/NyTT8kytqY
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:39:43 AM CST Council in Stillwater unanimously approves rules for oil, gas drilling http://t.co/bQdhdW1Or2 http://t.co/cxiq38iPUi
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:37:46 AM CST @Chesapeake to cut dividends, sell assets http://t.co/WEIs3yoz6O http://t.co/MVqi24ZmE6
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 08:16:15 PM CST @Spottsthoughts Please message me or call me at 405-475-3273. I’m writing about the city council meeting. Thank you
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 03:43:21 PM CST RT @pmonies: .@USGS reporting a 4.4 magnitude earthquake near Cherokee, which is 100 miles NNW of Oklahoma City. http://t.co/r1Zc8M3h5y #ok…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 03:39:21 PM CST RT @OKearthquakes: We are aware there has been a recent, sizable earthquake. We are locating it at the moment. We will update ASAP.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 03:37:53 PM CST RT @jamesaydelott: Here is the seismogram from Leonard, OK of earthquake around 3:20p, felt across Oklahoma. Did you feel it? #okquake http
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 17 2015 01:00:32 PM CST RT @pmonies: NEW: Oklahoma Corporation Commission again expands areas for disposal well scrutiny in wake of earthquakes. http://t.co/Ap6kyP
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 13 2015 04:51:23 PM CST RT @pmonies: LIVE CHAT: Tuesday at 10 a.m. @awilmoth and I take your Oklahoma #energy questions at http://t.co/hsZkxStTw0 @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 02 2015 12:35:58 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma Supreme Court allows earthquake lawsuit to continue http://t.co/WB8LaIjMyp via @awilmoth http://t.co/A8EK8PYPBp
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jun. 29 2015 10:28:10 PM CST RT @briOKC: Harold Hamm sues oilman for defamation over Facebook post http://t.co/oSLTL45CTe
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: http://t.co/jlT…
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. http://t.co/yhhlt7B
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 18 2015 01:12:54 PM CST RT @pmonies: New studies address wastewater disposal links to Oklahoma earthquakes. http://t.co/AqSbk9diYr #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: http://t.co/O4epXPmZww #longlonglongreads

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