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


  • Technology, tax credits drive down wind energy fuel costs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Improved technology and a renewed federal tax credit combined to drive the average price of new wind-generated electricity to record low levels last year, according to a report released this week from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Country's energy diversification could benefit Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Natural gas use for power generation will grow throughout the country over the next 25 years, but for different reasons across different regions, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said this week.

  • Norman meeting on fracking draws hundreds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Hundreds of people filled a meeting room at the Norman Public Library this week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and whether Norman and other cities in Oklahoma and other states have the right to regulate the process.

  • Oklahoma's energy sector continues to grow

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    The oil and natural gas industry continues to represent a significant portion of Oklahoma’s economy, and that stake in the economy continues to grow, according to a report released Thursday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • New appliances promise improved efficiency

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    While appliances have become more efficient in recent years, clothes dryers have seen fewer upgrades than other units.

  • Adam Wilmoth column: Gasoline prices head down

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Despite continued unrest in the Middle East and other parts of the world, gasoline prices have plummeted over the past month, with at least five Oklahoma City metro-area retailers selling fuel for less than $3 a gallon Thursday.

  • Fuel efficiency standards lead to high-tech improvements

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The number of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and vehicles that run on natural gas and diesel on the road have grown in recent years and are expected to continue to increase. But standard gasoline vehicles are still expected to represent almost 80 percent of new sales in 2025 and 78 percent in 2040, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration report.

  • Internet-controlled home, office devices could waste billions in energy

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    With “smart,” Internet-controlled devices, we can now use our phones to remotely control our stereos, televisions, thermostats, door locks, alarm systems, garage doors and even the lights throughout our homes. But a recent study from the International Energy Agency found the world’s 14 billion online electronic devices wasted about $80 billion in 2013 because of inefficient technology.

  • Demand for diesel fuel is expected to grow

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Diesel fuel demand is expected to surge over the next 25 years even as gasoline use falls, according the the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Iraqi conflict leads to higher oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Tensions are rising in Iraq again, and oil prices are going up as well. The common pattern is repeating itself again. The rapid increase in domestic oil production has helped minimize some of the typical effects, but oil is still a global commodity heavily influenced by geopolitical issues.

  • Mexican reform would allow American oil companies to search for oil south of the border

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    American and international oil companies have developed fields in the Gulf of Mexico that are believed to extend into Mexican territory.

  • New technology, high oil price keep industry functioning

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Over the past decade, horizontal drilling and fracking have reignited the oil industry.

  • Natural gas prices rise as storage refills

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The country’s natural gas producers are trying to refill reserves after the cold winter depleted stocks.

  • Oklahoma City, nation gasoline prices stay steady into Memorial Day weekend

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma City average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline settled at just less than $3.40 a gallon on Thursday, down more than a penny over the past week and almost a nickel over the past month, according to www.AAA’s fuelgaugereport.com. One year ago, the average price in Oklahoma City was almost $3.95.

  • Oklahoma energy leaders differ on ending oil export ban

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, May 18, 2014

    As domestic oil production continues its rapid increase, industry leaders are calling for an end to a 40-year ban on oil exports. Industry leaders say ending the ban will allow oil production to continue to grow throughout the country while opponents say keeping the ban would lead to lower gasoline and energy prices.

  • U.S. shale boom is difficult to duplicate for other countries

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Other countries are trying to develop oil and natural gas drilling programs based on the success of the ongoing U.S. shale boom.

  • Oklahoma City's Devon Energy has more plans for midstream assets

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. is one of the latest to spin off its pipelines and compressors. The company in March merged its midstream infrastructure with Dallas-based CrossTex Energy Inc. to create EnLink Midstream Partners and its general partner EnLink Midstream LLC.

  • Oil production from Oklahoma-based Continental Resources contributes to U.S. resurgence

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 2, 2014

    After 10 years of horizontal drilling in North Dakota, the Bakken field has produced more than 1 billion barrels of oil and the United States has become the world’s largest oil producer.

  • What a survey indicates about Oklahoma may depend on how it is phrased

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Surveys on drilling taxes show that framing of issues affects responses.

  • Oklahoma universities offer energy education programs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Universities across Oklahoma have developed energy management programs to support the growing oil and gas industry.




Adam Wilmoth Today at 12:04 PM RT @briannabailey80: American Energy Partners affiliate qualifies for millions in job creation incentives from state LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Aug. 26 2014 11:15:05 AM CST Questions remain at epicenter of quake trend LINK
Adam Wilmoth Sat, Aug. 23 2014 07:23:18 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Chesapeake leaves OKC job incentive program LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Aug. 04 2014 11:30:09 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Judge closes Hamm divorce hearing to protect company interests LINK
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…