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.

  • OSHA fines state drilling company in three rig hand deaths

    By Adam Wilmoth Business Writer awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Lamont-based Dan D Drilling Corp. for violations that led to the deaths of three rig workers in a 2014 fire.

  • Gasoline prices continue to climb as refinery woes slow supply

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Refinery problems across parts of the nation are being cited for rising prices at the gas pump.

  • Six West Virginia nonprofits take Chesapeake Energy to court

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editorawilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. has asked a West Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the Oklahoma City energy company improperly produced oil and natural gas without a lease agreement from property owned by six nonprofit organizations. The nonprofits filed the lawsuit May 1.

  • New Source Energy Partners asks for jury trial in legal fight

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The legal struggle between executives and owner interests at Oklahoma City-based New Source Energy Partners LP continued this week as the company asked for a jury trial for its claims.

  • Legislation lets counties borrow money for CNG conversion

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Oklahoma Senate Bill 656 allows counties to borrow money from the state at no interest for up to five years to help pay for new compressed natural gas vehicles or conversions allowing existing gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles to also use CNG.

  • SandRidge focuses on cutting costs, raising stock price

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. CEO James Bennett on Thursday told shareholders he is unhappy with the company’s struggling share price and that he is hopeful the company’s cost-cutting efforts soon will lead to a stock price rebound.

  • Oil storage shrinks slightly as gasoline demand grows nationally

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The country’s crude oil storage levels dropped for the fifth consecutive week as refineries continued to gear up for the summer driving season and as domestic oil production continued to slow.

  • Oklahoma economy grows despite slowing oil industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City University economist Russell Evans on Wednesday told members of the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable that Oklahoma and Oklahoma City have lost thousands of oil and natural gas jobs since the first of the year, but that other industries have more than offset the energy declines.

  • Lower oil prices drive questions on Oklahoma energy companies

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The NewsOK Energy team hosted their monthly chat Wednesday to discuss oil and gas updates and Oklahoma energy companies. Below is an unedited transcript from the chat.

  • Oklahoma Energy Index falls on slowing industry activity

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Tumbling drilling activity and growing unemployment continues to weigh on the oil industry, dragging the Oklahoma Energy Index to a new four-year low in April.

  • SandRidge Energy Corp. to raise $1.25 billion

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Corp. on Thursday said it will raise $1.25 billion in a private debt offering.

  • Edmond seismic company declares bankruptcy

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Edmond-based Lonestar Geophysical Surveys has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with total assets of $13.6 million and total debt of $13.4 million.

  • Oklahoma is among the country's largest energy producers, consumers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Energy has been an essential industry for Oklahoma since before statehood. The state has evolved with the industry during the past century, but Oklahoma’s dependence on energy has not diminished.

  • Rig count increases in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    After more than six months of shedding rigs and jobs, the oil patch could be showing signs of recovery, according to two reports released Friday. Oklahoma’s rig count has risen by one each of the past two weeks.

  • Chesapeake, American Energy Partners legal fight moves to arbitration

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The case between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP will leave the courtroom and continue through arbitration after a court ruling last week.

  • Oilman Boone Pickens celebrated his 87th birthday.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Boone Pickens celebrated his 87th birthday in Oklahoma City on Friday with a party at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

  • Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in OKC

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The Oklahoma-born oilman will celebrate with a full day of traveling, speaking to presidential candidates and scouring over oil and natural gas production and demand figures.

  • T. Boone Pickens says natural gas use grows too slowly

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The use of natural gas continues to grow, but not fast enough for Boone Pickens. The Pickens Plan called for the increased use of natural gas — along with wind and solar energy — in an attempt to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

  • Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm says he didn’t seek ouster of OGS staff

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm on Tuesday denied reports claiming he asked for Oklahoma Geological Survey staff to be removed because of the way they addressed the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • SandRidge Energy Inc.'s credit rating is lowered

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Credit ratings firm Standard & Poors on Friday lowered its ratings for Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc.




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Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:56:26 AM CST Column: Pipeline safety is essential for the industry and the country http://t.co/yFTYwQrfsk http://t.co/pVDWT9VkLo
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:47:40 AM CST Jump in oil prices, economic news provide boost to Oklahoma stocks http://t.co/UZ0n53RCRh http://t.co/IpD0FmwlfT
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:46:35 AM CST Customers object to PSO's smart meter opt-out fees at hearing @pmonies http://t.co/Rk7L53yiDF http://t.co/ebHZN2vize
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 28 2015 10:43:39 AM CST Squealing 'pigs' work to keep pipelines safe http://t.co/rOC1qsxsce http://t.co/fN9wNp6yTY
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 27 2015 03:59:39 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008 http://t.co/fwuFr783rJ
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 27 2015 09:43:05 AM CST RT @pmonies: From covering a stabbing to searching for good news on a tough day, @stevelackmeyer has done yeoman's work this week http://t.
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Aug. 26 2015 01:23:15 PM CST Gasoline prices fall in Oklahoma by @pmonies http://t.co/b0Y0Ppy5ou http://t.co/bzf1JXzFi8
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Aug. 26 2015 01:19:37 PM CST Oil drilling budgets likely to fall again in 2016, according to experts at Oklahoma conference http://t.co/b0Y0Ppy5ou http://t.co/6ZXRN582qS
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Aug. 24 2015 11:27:28 AM CST RT @pmonies: We were due for a correction. https://t.co/NPgUdBZd4P
Adam Wilmoth Sun, Aug. 23 2015 11:18:45 PM CST Oklahoma labor commissioner stabbed to death in OKC http://t.co/3hR8v5w7lM
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 21 2015 03:37:41 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Dow falls more than 500 points http://t.co/HyrOaLd7Wi
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 21 2015 11:23:16 AM CST Midstates Petroleum receives warning over delisting on exchange http://t.co/ycMtJG9bTG
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 21 2015 11:21:49 AM CST Shareholders drop lawsuit over Chesapeake practices that lead to McClendon's ouster @pmonies http://t.co/i8LDhoZNqq http://t.co/fuTiOHjugS
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Aug. 21 2015 11:20:17 AM CST proposal would affect Oklahoma users of rooftop solar by @pmonies http://t.co/wPswvshSEJ http://t.co/NZdOc2NkA3
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 20 2015 12:33:25 PM CST Tulsa's Midstates Petroleum receives delisting warning http://t.co/CV3OM2weVO
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 20 2015 12:31:39 PM CST Moody's lowers SandRidge credit rating http://t.co/pmlt0jmxof http://t.co/LZsup8N9xP
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 20 2015 11:31:08 AM CST RT @briOKC: Waiting for @KyleReidMusic to regale us with song on his cigar box guitar. Noon today @NewsOK downtown #staireoke http://t.co/e…
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 20 2015 10:06:13 AM CST Fears of oversupply cause continued plunge of oil, selloff of energy stocks by @pmonies http://t.co/Or0LVm8H6N http://t.co/x7x2hOfYvA
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Aug. 20 2015 09:58:37 AM CST Nasdaq will remove PostRock Energy from stock exchange in September http://t.co/OR1m2VZd1R http://t.co/A4MBVx594D

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