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.

  • Oklahoma economists say oil price drop is unlikely to cause long-term disruption

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Falling oil prices could slow Oklahoma’s economy and tax collections, but the oil and natural gas industry is unlikely to experience long-term disruption even if prices continue to drop or hold in current levels, Oklahoma economists said Wednesday.

  • Gasoline prices approach natural gas' low

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

    Tumbling oil prices over the past few months have led the price of gasoline to drop near the price paid for compressed natural gas.

  • Gasoline prices in Oklahoma tumble near five-year low

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    The price of gasoline has tumbled to its lowest point in nearly five years, providing a boost to Christmas shoppers and people planning to travel over the next few weeks.

  • Many Oklahoma oil executives are cautious about crude price recovery

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm still isn’t worried, even as tumbling crude oil prices over the past three months have threatened to slow domestic oil production and have shaved billions off both his company’s stock price and his own net worth. Others in the industry, however, are not as confident of a quick rebound.

  • OSU researchers hope to improve oil production by better understanding rocks and engineering

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Lessons learned more than a century ago from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake are helping a team of researchers at Oklahoma State University make oil and natural gas drilling in Oklahoma more efficient.

  • 113-year-old retailer Alco with 9 Oklahoma stores is closing

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Black Friday will be bittersweet for employees and customers of Alco Stores this week as the 113-year-old discount retailer prepares to close all of its 198 locations in 23 states.

  • Cheaper gas sends consumers back to big vehicles

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Tumbling gasoline prices have reversed recent vehicle purchase trends.

  • Oklahoma City company supports effort to make North Dakota oil safer

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. supports proposed rules designed to make it safer for oil to be carried by rail throughout the country, said Jeff Hume, Continental’s vice chairman of strategic growth initiatives.

  • Universities, companies join forces for research

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

    A rapidly changing world with high demands for energy and technology has made research and innovation essential, according to speakers at this week’s National Energy Solutions Institute – Smart Energy Source Association conference.

  • Natural gas storage levels increase in time for winter weather

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

    After record injection over the past six months, the country’s natural gas storage levels have increased to within 7 percent of the five-year average for the start of the winter season.

  • Global demand drives oil prices

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

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about oil prices. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. Paul Monies 9:39 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Jay F. Marks 10:00 a.m. Hello. We'll get started in a minute. Send us your questions. Andrew G 10:01 a.m. What are Aubrey McClendon's plans for Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, all these new areas he's in? What's his focus? Jay F. Marks 10:03 a.m. It seems making money is his focus, just like most people in

  • Chesapeake's veterans program aimed at benefiting company, employees

    By Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    As Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. has undergone a transition both in leadership and corporate focus over the past two years, it has relied heavily on a group of current and former military officers who are taking on increasing leadership roles that the company.

  • T. Boone Pickens says U.S. producing too much oil

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

    The native Oklahoma oilman said oil prices probably are about as low as they are going to go for a while.

  • Let there be light for Oklahoma customers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Almost a year after the country began fazing out traditional incandescent light bulbs, LED bulbs have improved and are threatening to overtake compact fluorescent light bulbs as the alternative of choice, according to a report this week from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Oklahoma energy executives seek to calm markets

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Executives at Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas production companies have used this week’s quarterly earnings calls to try to calm shareholders amid tumbling oil prices.

  • Chat recap: Oil industry offers wealth of job opportunities

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    The NewsOK Energy team hosted a special live chat at Francis Tuttle's Portland campus in Oklahoma City Thursday night. Below is an unedited transcript from the chat.  NewsOK 5:10 p.m. Hey everyone. Our NewsOK Energy team is hosting a special energy industry chat tonight, focusing on jobs and careers. We'll get started at 6 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. NewsOK 5:11 p.m. Oklahoma Energy Resources Board Chairman Tim Munson will field questions from online participants and a live audience of OERB Petro Tech students who are training for jobs in the state’s growing oil and natural gas industry.

  • Live energy chat at 6 p.m. Thursday

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Live energy chat set for Thursday at 6 p.m.

  • SandRidge boosts quarterly oil production

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. increased its total oil and natural gas production 14 percent over the previous quarter and is working to protect itself and investors from falling oil prices, the company said Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma City-based Continental bets on higher oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc., of Oklahoma City, is betting the price of oil will soon rebound.

  • SandRidge delays earnings after SEC raises questions

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. stock price slides after Oklahoma City firm announces it might have to restate earnings for the past two years.




Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 25 2015 02:38:46 PM CST RT @pmonies: Consumer groups urge OK regulators to drop @OGandE Mustang plant modernization out of $1.1B environmental case. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 25 2015 11:04:35 AM CST RT @Mecoy: Interesting (perhaps only to me): 2014 profits for 221 Oklahoma banks: $1.26 billion. 2014 profits for Chesapeake Energy: $1.27…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:29:26 AM CST Crude oil pouring into Cushing, Oklahoma LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:29:03 AM CST U.S. Geological Survey urges greater transparency, data sharing amid rise in earthquakes linked to injection wells LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 19 2015 11:28:47 AM CST Here's the transcript from our @NewsOK energy chat. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 19 2015 08:38:09 AM CST Join us @NewsOK at 10 a.m. for our monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat where @pmonies and I will answer questions about energy in Oklahoma.
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:56:49 AM CST Devon Energy expects production to rise this year even as it cuts capital spending LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:55:59 AM CST Chesapeake and former CEO McClendon still intertwined through data sharing, separation agreements LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 18 2015 10:54:56 AM CST Chesapeake Energy Corp. sues Aubrey McClendon over trade secrets LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 17 2015 01:42:49 AM CST RT @RichardMize: READING: Enable Midstream, OKC, plans to cut 10 percent of workforce amid lower oil prices LINK #oil
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 13 2015 11:37:47 AM CST RT @pmonies: Great story by @Adam_WK // Oklahoma City homeless man finds purpose in keeping stretch of NW 23 clean LINK #…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 13 2015 11:33:34 AM CST RT @TheOklahoman: University of Oklahoma professor develops soapy solution to boost old oil wells' production LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Feb. 07 2015 02:01:30 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Oklahoma drilling rig numbers see gradual decline in face of lower #oil prices. LINK (by @awilmoth)
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:23:34 PM CST PostRock Energy announces layoffs LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:23:15 PM CST Oil price declines have impact on Oklahoma's revenue report LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:22:56 PM CST Devon Energy funds Bodine Elementary science program in Oklahoma City LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 06 2015 01:22:26 PM CST Erratic oil market contributes to 80-year high in strategic crude reserves LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 05 2015 10:50:05 AM CST RT @pmonies: Out from behind the paywall: My column on my now-illicit love of #Cadbury and the #HersheyBoycott. LINK $HSY
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 04 2015 10:58:01 AM CST Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy cuts 121 positions LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 04 2015 10:57:39 AM CST Oil production up 28 percent for Continental Resources in 2014 LINK

Advertisement