Adam Wilmoth
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.

Top Stories


  • Ontario pension fund buys stake in Chaparral Energy Inc. of Oklahoma City

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy confirmed Tuesday that Chesapeake Energy sold its 20 percent stake in the company to the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The information was included in a lawsuit filed by a New York investment firm that claims it should have received a finder’s fee for the sale.

  • Phillips 66 settles with EPA

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Phillips 66 has agreed to a $500,000 penalty and to take steps toward reducing pollution in gasoline as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Fracking celebrates its 65th birthday

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Companies like Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. have grabbed headlines with the technique recently, but fracking is far from a new process.

  • Pipeline projects help shrink domestic oil discount

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Crude oil stockpiles in Cushing are at their lowest levels in two years after new pipeline projects have been completed, helping move oil more easily to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves compromise on well spacing rules

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Measures help define what happens when a horizontal well is drilled near an existing vertical well.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission eyes new injection well rules

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday approved new rules that require wastewater disposal well operators to record volume, pressure and other information on a daily basis.

  • Test taking: Continental Resources completes key test in North Dakota's Bakken shale

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Continental Resources recently successfully completed a key test, drilling 14 horizontal oil wells at different depths from one area in North Dakota. The company plans to apply the technique in southern Oklahoma.

  • Tall Oak Midstream executives sued by former employer

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Former employer claims in lawsuit that executives copied confidential files before leaving the firm to form their own company.

  • Plenty of companies drilling in Oklahoma

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about various companies drilling in Oklahoma. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 9:28 a.m. Good morning. Our NewsOK energy team will be logging in at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:53 a.m. Hello, thanks for joining us. We'll get started in about 5 minutes. Paul Monies 10:00 a.m. OK, let's get started. We've already got a few questions in the queue. Mark 10:00 a.m.

  • Devon Energy completes midstream merger with Dallas-based company

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. on Friday completed the merger of its midstream assets with Dallas-based Crosstex Energy Inc.

  • Nation's pipeline industry piping hot

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    The booming oil and natural gas industry over the past six years has led pipeline and other midstream operators struggling to catch up. Pipeline companies have spent billions in recent years building new lines, expanding capacity on existing lines and converting old pipes for new uses.

  • Journal publishes study linking energy activity to Oklahoma's largest recorded earthquake

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Research published this week but reported initially a year ago linked a water injection well to a 5.0 earthquake in 2011 that preceded, and likely triggered, Oklahoma’s largest-ever earthquake.

  • Harold Hamm to keep Continental Resources stock

    | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Billionaire oilman Harold Hamm can keep his controlling interest in Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. as part of any settlement of his ongoing divorce case, a judge has ruled.




Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 18 2014 11:22:33 AM CST George Kaiser buys Thunder stake LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 07 2014 10:19:54 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming tomorrow: @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will field your #energy questions in their monthly live chat on @N…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Mar. 10 2014 10:43:18 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Coming in 24 hours: the monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat with myself, @awilmoth and @pmonies. Come are with all your burning #e…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 19 2014 02:55:10 PM CST RT @eschor: BREAKING: Neb. district court finds state's pipeline law, passed to expedite new Keystone XL route, unconstitutional - siding w…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 14 2014 02:04:35 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Okla.: Home to an R2D2, Rear Naked Choke and Gnarfle the Garthok. Subscribers can get the full story now.LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 14 2014 02:03:23 PM CST RT @bryanwx: A woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. This may be one of my favorite pics ever. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 13 2014 04:15:36 PM CST RT @GETRANSPORT: The NextFuel™ Natural Gas Retrofit Kit will reduce fuel costs by up to 50%. LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Feb. 10 2014 01:49:47 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming Tuesday: @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will be on @NewsOK for their monthly #energy chat. Bring your quest…
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 04 2014 01:52:07 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Chesapeake-owned shopping centers said to be under contract LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Feb. 03 2014 11:04:17 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Sen. Cliff Branan to run for Oklahoma Corporation Commission. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 31 2014 02:12:00 PM CST RT @MatthewDalyWDC: AP: Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jan. 29 2014 05:04:56 PM CST RT @craigtimes: When TV news "team coverage" runs amok on a weather story. LINK via @msynan
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 13 2014 11:37:47 AM CST @oklahomanick You might also need a star-shaped screwdriver tip.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 13 2014 11:36:43 AM CST @oklahomanick The backs are easy to replace on the iPhone 4. You can buy a new one on Amazon and replace it yourself.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 06 2014 10:10:26 AM CST RT @CSPOller: #cng slowly rolls out at c-stores LINK #cspnet
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 30 2013 11:24:18 AM CST RT @RandyLeonard: Oil [population] boom. MT @PostReid: LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 23 2013 11:36:05 PM CST @stevelackmeyer I’m happy to help.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 23 2013 11:15:50 AM CST RT @douglasberkley: McClendon's AEU site now has drilling rig in place...site 1 moving ahead. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 19 2013 10:39:54 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma to sue over stalled Lake Texoma development LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Dec. 18 2013 05:36:27 PM CST .@DCoggins83 It could have been much worse. Just ask @okbizeditor.