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.

  • Oil prices won't slow Oklahoma drilling for a while

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The price of oil has tumbled more than 20 percent from its peak in June, but oil and natural gas industry leaders say the short-term price drop is unlikely to slow drilling and production activity in the near future.

  • Oklahoma production boosts global energy security, U.S. State Department official says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    American natural gas producers already have significantly helped European energy security even though the first planned liquified natural gas export tanker is likely at least a year away, a U.S. State Department representative said this week.

  • Demand likely to keep oil prices from getting too low

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about oil prices. 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 9:41 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting questions now. Paul Monies 9:50 a.m. We're about 10 minutes out, but eager for your questions... Jay F. Marks 9:51 a.m. Don't be shy. Any energy-related topic (within reason) is fair game.

  • Harold Hamm's nine-week divorce trial hearings end

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    The case between Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and attorney Sue Ann Hamm concluded Thursday. Oklahoma County Judge Howard Haralson is expected to file his conclusion by Oct. 23.

  • High-flying OKC earns headlines in United, American airline magazines

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    While city and state leaders continue their work to shed the flyover reputation, airline passengers can now see Oklahoma both by looking out the window and by opening the in-flight magazines on two of the country’s largest carriers.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission works to strengthen pipeline rules

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Commissioners and staff at the newly empowered Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday began studying how best to boost pipeline safety throughout the state.

  • Oklahoma's earthquake council discusses seismic swarm

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Cooperation and coordination were the themes of the first meeting of the state’s new Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, said Mike Teague, Oklahoma secretary of Energy and Environment.

  • Industry forms around stopping methane leaks

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    An increased focus on reducing oil-field methane emissions has helped the environment, saved oil and natural gas producers money and created a new, thriving industry, according to a report this week from the Environmental Defense Fund and Datu Research.

  • Oklahoma City holds two oil, gas expos

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Raptor nylon pipe was one of the 325 companies and brands represented this week at the second annual OKC Oilfield Expo held at the Cox Convention Center downtown. This week also marked the 18th annual Oklahoma Oil and Gas Expo presented by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board at the fairgrounds.

  • Oklahoma City energy company's employees duck and donate in United Way Duck Derby

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Thousands of rubber ducks raced their way through Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s campus Thursday as part of the Oklahoma City oil and natural gas company’s annual United Way Duck Derby.

  • Oil, natural gas industry growth shows in Oklahoma as conferences flourish

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Two similarly named oil and natural gas industry trade shows filled two similarly named buildings in Oklahoma City this week at nearly the same time.

  • National Groundwater Protection Council praises states' regulations

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    State regulators in the country’s 27 energy producing states have strengthened oversight and rules designed to protect groundwater over the past five years as oil and natural gas production has boomed, according to a report released Wednesday from the Groundwater Protection Council.

  • Power Boost: New electricity transmission lines allow power to move more easily throughout the region

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    A nearly 300-mile transmission line between the Lubbock, Texas, area to Woodard is now operational in a move designed to allow electricity to more easily travel throughout the region.

  • Rise and fall: Volatile quarter batters Oklahoma stocks

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Oklahoma stocks were battered by market volatility and slipping oil prices over the past three months as three-quarters of the state’s publicly traded stocks lost ground in the third quarter.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission files disability discrimination lawsuit filed against Tulsa oilfield company

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc. on Friday, claiming the oil and natural gas drilling company illegally fired an employee for using prescription back pain medication.

  • Regulators consider drilling rule changes in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Friday began looking into changes to the regulations and practices concerning forced pooling, which Commissioner Dana Murphy said were outdated and never designed for modern horizontal wells.

  • Domestic production has kept energy costs stable

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Without the increase in domestic oil production, crude would be selling for more than $150 a barrel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Oklahoma-based Mammoth Energy Partners LP plans public offering

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

    The energy firm has announced plans to become one of Oklahoma City’s next publicly traded firms.

  • Energy company announces layoffs in Oklahoma City

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

    HighMount Exploration and Production LLC plans to close its Oklahoma City office, eliminating up to 97 full time positions, according to a letter the company sent to the Oklahoma Commerce Department.

  • 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.




Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 26 2015 10:13:42 PM CST Ban on local drilling bans subject of several Oklahoma bills LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 23 2015 12:07:47 AM CST Stillwater City Council rejects ban on drilling in city limits LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 22 2015 05:31:19 PM CST LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 22 2015 05:29:56 PM CST I’m at the Stillwater City Council meeting, where councillors are set to discuss a proposed drilling ban on ag land in city limits.
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 16 2015 12:32:17 PM CST RT @degiorgiod: For those who wait with anxiety W-o-W change in #US #Oil-directed rig count,I'd suggest to keep things in perspective http:…
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 15 2015 02:02:33 PM CST Board approves demolition of 9 downtown buildings LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 13 2015 05:06:33 PM CST Filing: Harold Hamm pledged stock to secure loan for divorce settlement LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 13 2015 02:28:27 PM CST RT @EliasHinckley: So EIA seems to think we have found the bottom. #oil LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 12 2015 03:13:47 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Bring your #energy questions to @NewsOK tomorrow at 10 a.m. @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will provide the answer…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 12 2015 03:12:20 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: .@ContinentalOil CEO's ex-wife to continue appeal after cashing $974M check. (by @OKenergybeat) LINK on…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 12 2015 01:40:22 PM CST RT @RyanHoleywell: Who to believe? LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 12 2015 11:09:20 AM CST Price of oil -- how low can it go? LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 08 2015 05:39:54 PM CST Case closed? Harold Hamm's ex-wife pockets $974.8 million check LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jan. 08 2015 03:35:20 PM CST RT @MikeSherman: The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel named state Sportswriter of the Year LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 06 2015 04:47:49 PM CST Williams Inc. logo goes up in OKC as Access Midstream merger moves on LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 06 2015 04:03:06 PM CST Harold Hamm's ex-wife rejects $974 million check LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jan. 06 2015 02:44:50 PM CST RT @LowerBricktown: Don't miss Back to the Future TONIGHT @HarkinsTheatres @LowerBricktown at 7pm for $5! #classic #delorean #tuesdayfun h…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 05 2015 01:36:56 PM CST RT @RichardStubbe: WTI settles at $50.04 a barrel, down $2.65. Lowest close since April 28, 2009. The Dow closed at 8,016.95 that day.
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Dec. 26 2014 11:26:23 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: #Oil company withdraws application to drill near Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Dec. 26 2014 01:19:14 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Oklahoma City company withdraws application to drill for oil near Lake Hefner LINK

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