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.

  • Midstream futures are cloudy

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Four Oklahoma pipeline companies reported earnings Wednesday. They all had in common a keen eye on oil prices and concern about the broader energy industry.

  • Low oil prices lead to layoffs, concerns in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Paul Monies | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Thursday about oil prices and Oklahoma energy companies.

  • Lower rig counts lead to higher futures prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Lower oil prices continued to slow the oil patch this week as the country’s energy companies mothballed another 98 drilling rigs, cutting the rig count to its lowest level since August 2011.

  • University of Oklahoma professor develops soapy solution to boost old oil wells' production

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    University of Oklahoma professor Jeff Harwell has found a way to increase production from some of the state’s oldest oil wells by flooding them with soap.

  • Oil production grows despite less drilling

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Domestic oil companies have laid down hundreds of drilling rigs and slashed millions of dollars from their drilling budgets, but production continues to rise. All three trends are likely to continue for some time.

  • In Norman, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments on Keystone Gulf Coast pipeline

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals met Tuesday at the University of Oklahoma, where a three-judge panel heard arguments about the Keystone Gulf Coast pipeline from Cushing to the Houston area.

  • Lawsuit filed over Oklahoma earthquakes

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    A Prague resident on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the operators of water disposal wells in Lincoln County, seeking damages related to the magnitude 5.7 earthquake in 2011 and subsequent quakes in Oklahoma.

  • Oil industry downturn creates fear, opportunity in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    The more than 55 percent tumble of oil prices over the past seven months has sent news of layoffs and uncertainty throughout Oklahoma and the rest of the oil patch. The downturn can be especially difficult for younger recruits who entered the industry with high-paying jobs and are experiencing their first downturn.

  • Baker Hughes closes Clinton, Oklahoma, office, lays off 62

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Baker Hughes has closed its Clinton office, laying off 62 employees, the Houston-based oil and natural gas drilling company confirmed Monday. To follow the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the company will pay the displaced workers for two months.

  • SandRidge shares fall 10 percent Monday

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. shares slipped more than 10 percent Monday after Reuters news service said the company will cut its drilling rig count in Oklahoma and Kansas by 75 percent.

  • Oklahoma's drilling rig count falls, but slowly

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies continued to mothball drilling rigs this week, but slower than the rest of the country. The country’s rig count is at its lowest level in almost five years.

  • Erratic oil market contributes to 80-year high in strategic crude reserves

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Low oil prices lead to increased storage levels in Cushing and other facilities throughout the country. A government report that showed the country’s crude oil supplies had reached highs unseen since the 1930s.

  • PostRock Energy announces layoffs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    An Oklahoma City energy company Thursday announced plans to cut staff and expenses in response to low oil and natural gas prices.

  • Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy cuts 121 positions

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Low oil prices continue to take a toll on Oklahoma City energy companies.

  • Oil production up 28 percent for Continental Resources in 2014

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City energy company boosts its production for the seventh consecutive year.

  • Oil price soars in recent trading

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    After tumbling since June, the price of oil has surged more than 19 percent over the past four trading days, leaving many in the oil patch hoping for a brisk recovery. Some economists, however, say that while the price has bounced in recent days, the oil price downturn is not over.

  • Gasoline prices continue to climb, forcing quick changes for Oklahoma City retailers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Gasoline prices in Oklahoma City and the rest of the nation have continued to inch up over the past week as higher oil prices have combined with scheduled refinery maintenance and worker strikes.

  • SandRidge Energy Corp. to close Texas office

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Corp. said Monday it plans to close the Odessa, Texas, office of its subsidiary Lariat Services Inc., eliminating all 265 positions there.

  • Predicting future oil prices is tricky business for Oklahoma producers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Market conditions and industry players are sending mixed signals about oil prices, making business difficult for Oklahoma producers.

  • Oklahoma gasoline prices may be heading back up

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    After tumbling for more than four months, the price of gasoline has risen slightly over the past few days in Oklahoma.




Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 23 2015 12:08:42 PM CST GE executives tout long-term vision for oil and gas unit, research at shareholder meeting in OKC @newsok @pmonies LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 23 2015 12:07:09 PM CST @sierraclub calls for injection well moratorium in Oklahoma LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 23 2015 12:01:01 PM CST Wide area of Oklahoma included in update to risks from man-made earthquakes LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Apr. 21 2015 11:39:04 AM CST Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 17 2015 11:32:21 AM CST Natural gas trade group calls for faster regulatory approval LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 17 2015 11:27:35 AM CST Oil industry decline to affect rural Oklahoma more than metro areas LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 16 2015 04:05:07 PM CST @ProdBrokers Our energy chats are held the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Our next chat is scheduled for May 12.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 13 2015 11:14:10 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming at 10 a.m. Tuesday: The @NewsOKEnergy chat on the @NewsOK website. Get your questions ready for @awilmoth and @pmo…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 13 2015 10:29:57 AM CST RT @Mark_J_Perry: Summer gas prices this year will be lowest since 2004, based on EIA's $2.45/gal. estimate this summer (Apr.-Sept.) http:/…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 13 2015 09:38:58 AM CST RT @GasBuddyGuy: American motorists have been paying lower prices versus year ago for 274 straight days. Longest since 1/1/09 to 10/29/09.
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Apr. 11 2015 01:41:29 PM CST Survey details grim outlook for energy job market LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Apr. 11 2015 01:39:47 PM CST Nation's rig count drops below 1,000 LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 10 2015 11:26:23 AM CST @Innovate_power Thank you for the suggestion. I will start adding stock notations to my tweets.
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 10 2015 11:22:07 AM CST Oklahoma Geological Survey adds research analyst @NewsOK @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 10 2015 11:18:21 AM CST Oklahoma lawmakers, wind industry get close to deal on tax incentives @NewsOK @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 09 2015 08:41:42 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Must read. @berrytramel writing about his mom. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 09 2015 04:13:08 PM CST RT @SilasAllen1: Oklahoma's drought is very bad. LINK #okwx
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 09 2015 01:10:32 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Oklahoma hail insurance claims down 76 percent in 2014, State Farm reports LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 09 2015 11:20:39 AM CST Blue Bell recall expanded @NewsOK LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 09 2015 11:17:03 AM CST Rise in oil storage helps send prices down @NewsOK LINK LINK

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