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


  • U.S. falls from top spot among world oil importers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    China this week surpassed the United States as the world’s largest oil importer, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Private equity attracted to Oklahoma energy plays

    | Published: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    The growing market for private equity investment in oil and natural gas companies is having a strong effect on the state’s energy industry.

  • Summer blend drives up gas prices

    BY ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Gasoline prices are rising in Oklahoma and nationwide as the country’s refiners are preparing to make the more expensive, but cleaner-burning summer blend fuels required by state and federal laws.

  • Tulsa-based Unit Corp.'s BOSS drilling rig adds to the industry's high-tech trend

    | Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Technology has dramatically changed drilling rigs, making them far safer and more efficient.

  • Unit Corp. unveils new drilling rig

    BY ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Tulsa-based Unit Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a new drilling rig, a high-tech drilling platform designed to take advantage of technological advancements and meet the needs of a drilling industry that has evolved to a focus on mile-long horizontal wells through shale and other dense rock.

  • Continental Resources production jumps 35 percent

    | Published: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    Continental Resources said Wednesday its fourth quarter production jumped 35 percent on the fourth quarter to more than 144,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from almost 107,000 barrels per day in the year-ago period.

  • New home prepared for endangered beetles

    BY ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    Edmond-based Common Ground Capital this month received approval from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for its American Burying Beetle Conservation Bank. The site is the second conservation bank approved in Oklahoma to support the endangered insect, even though the fish and wildlife service still has not approved a way for companies to buy conservation credits.




Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jul. 23 2014 02:40:36 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Continental Resources geologist talking about Okla. quakes today. Our Jay Marks wrote about his theories last month: LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jul. 23 2014 11:55:28 AM CST RT @briannabailey80: Aubrey McClendon plans day care and fitness center on unfinished wine cellar site LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 18 2014 09:06:36 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Aubrey McClendon selected to manage second #energy investment firm. (by @pmonies) LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jul. 08 2014 03:45:57 PM CST RT @russellgold: 35% of Brazil primary energy is hydro, so perhaps all those #worldcup tears will be put to good use.
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 03 2014 09:46:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Debate continues: Updated study claims Oklahoma earthquakes tied to water disposal wells. (by @awilmoth) LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 26 2014 12:57:22 PM CST MidFirst to enter Colorado with bank purchase LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jun. 18 2014 10:50:39 AM CST RT @briannabailey80: McClendon's American Energy forming midstream company LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jun. 18 2014 10:50:19 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Proposed PSO rate settlement for smart meters would total $24 million LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 28 2014 02:10:10 PM CST Governor signs oil production tax bill LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 28 2014 11:45:20 AM CST RT @KateGalbraith: Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom? LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sun, May. 25 2014 10:04:48 PM CST Hi
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 22 2014 03:25:45 PM CST Legislature approves gross production tax rate @NewsOK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 22 2014 03:16:54 PM CST Oklahoma Senate voted 30-14 to set the oil and natural gas gross production tax rate at 2 percent for the first 36 months of production.
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 22 2014 01:04:59 PM CST @OKHouseofReps votes to approve oil and natural gas gross production tax rate at 2 percent for 36 months. Bill now heads to Senate.
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