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.

  • Oil prices continue to climb

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Oil prices continued to climb Thursday as the storage levels remained in check.

  • New oil-field technology alters significance of drilling rig count

    New oil-field technology alters significance of...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    With new technology's improved productivity, wells are being drilled faster, producing more oil and remaining active long after they were started, reducing the significance of a high rig count.

  • Energy executives in Oklahoma make plans for stronger prices

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Energy executives in Oklahoma and across the country, after about two years of grappling with low oil and natural gas prices, voiced optimism this week that the industry could be recovering.

  • Energy companies prepare for more difficult earnings announcements

    Energy companies prepare for more difficult...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Devon Energy Corp., Continental Resources Inc. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. — Oklahoma City's three largest publicly traded oil and natural gas companies — are expected to announce their first-quarter earnings reports next week as the energy industry looks at 15-year low prices for oil.

  • Fears over global supply disruption can quickly change price of oil

    Fears over global supply disruption can quickly...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    An oil-field worker strike in Kuwait and a pipeline explosion in Nigeria helped to remove a combined 1.8 million barrels of oil from the world inventory, causing prices to rise.

  • Global production falling as prices strengthen

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    The oil production slide in the United States appears to be gathering pace, a report by the International Energy Agency said, noting the global surplus also is falling. That could strengthen prices, a sign that supply and demand are balancing.

  • Pain of oil downturn continues as industry attempts to recover

    Pain of oil downturn continues as industry...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    The downturn in oil prices continues to be painful to U.S. producers, and economic recovery is expected to be gradual during 2016 into 2017. But that situation could change quickly, attendees at last week's University of Oklahoma Energy Symposium were told by Ed Morris, Citigroup’s global head of commodities research.

  • As bankruptcy looms, Oklahoma City producers hope energy downturn is ending

    As bankruptcy looms, Oklahoma City producers...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Mar 31, 2016

    With the price of oil making gains to give the industry reason for optimism, some Oklahoma City companies are hoping they won't have to declare bankruptcy before the energy downturn ends.

  • Wells drilled in past 2 years provide nearly half of U.S. oil; Oklahoma rig count down to 63

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Mar 25, 2016

    As the count for rigs actively searching for oil and natural gas continues to fall -- it dropped to a new record low of 464 Thursday -- production could drop off quickly. That could lead to a price spike as the U.S. is unable to meet demand, moving the country back toward dependence on foreign oil, an energy expert says. Oklahoma now has just 63 working rigs.

  • Storage of natural gas climbs 46 percent

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Mar 17, 2016

    A warm winter and continued strong natural gas production have led the country’s natural gas storage levels to soar and prices to tumble. While the natural gas industry did not see the typical spike from winter heating fuels, overall, year-round demand has increased, said Tony Say, president of Oklahoma City-based Clearwater Enterprises.

  • Energy executives shift strategy as stock market prices improve

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Mar 10, 2016

    Improved stock market conditions have led some executives to shift their strategies. Companies are looking at secondary stock offerings as a way to raise money and improve liquidity without taking on new debt.

  • Learning the energy business from a leader and his company

    Learning the energy business from a leader and...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Mar 3, 2016

    Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth remembers Aubrey McClendon and his impact on the energy industry.

  • Low oil, natural gas prices lead to delayed completions of wells

    Low oil, natural gas prices lead to delayed...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 25, 2016

    With the continued low price for oil and natural gas, many energy companies face questions of how much oil and gas to recover and whether it is economically feasible. Some companies also face questions about if they should retain or allow leases to expire.

  • Energy firms turn attention to cash flow

    Energy firms turn attention to cash flow

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 19, 2016

    With the downturn of oil and natural gas prices continuing, Oklahoma energy companies say it is important to watch their cash flow.

  • Earnings season could highlight tough quarter

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Oklahoma's larger, publicly traded energy companies over the next two weeks will help clarify how still-low oil and natural gas prices are affecting their businesses and the industry.

  • Collection of data from oil fields is cloaked in secrecy, security

     Collection of data from oil fields is cloaked...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Pricing of oil can be notoriously volatile, with wild swings and which can be costly in the markets. Enormous pressure is placed on the U.S.Energy Information Administration, which collects data and must keep it secure until its scheduled release.

  • Harold Hamm, CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, expects oil prices to rebound by mid-2016

    Harold Hamm, CEO of Oklahoma City-based...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    While most observers expect a tough 2016, Oklahoma City oilman and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm expects to see crude prices begin recovering by mid-2016 and "by the end of this year we will see $60 oil."

  • CNG tank fill-up is a sweet deal, only costs about 20-ounce Coke

    CNG tank fill-up is a sweet deal, only costs...

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jan 21, 2016

    Low oil prices over the past year have pushed gasoline to multiyear lows, but it was an act of Congress that led compressed natural gas prices this month to fall so low that a full tank can cost little more than a 20-ounce bottle of Coke. Gasoline prices are notoriously volatile, following unpredictable oil prices as well as refinery outputs, storage levels and other factors. One selling point CNG advocates promote is that the alternative fuel price rarely changes. Because most of the cost of CNG is for compression, electricity and infrastructure, a doubling in the price of natural gas will lead the CNG cost to vary only by several pennies. Unfortunately for the industry proponents, however, the same is true in reverse.

  • Forecasts for oil prices are uncertain, but crude rallies above $30 a barrel

    Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    Accurate projections for oil's price are challenging in the best of conditions, but fluctuations in the market make forecasting nearly impossible. The Energy Information Administration only will say that with 95 percent certainty the per barrel price will be between $20 and $100 during the next two years.

  • Oklahoma's oil industry continues to slump

    Oklahoma\'s oil industry continues to slump

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    The price of oil tumbled another 10 percent, and one of the city’s larger energy companies was booted from the New York Stock Exchange as the oil and natural gas industry suffered though a brutal start to 2016.




Adam Wilmoth Mon, May. 23 2016 05:30:37 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Oklahoma's oil downturn cripples area nonprofits https://t.co/JWZpmtU18z https://t.co/nIADAeHY0e
Adam Wilmoth Mon, May. 23 2016 03:13:42 PM CST RT @Mecoy: One of many perks with working downtown: Looking up from desk to see GS Warriors loitering on sidewalk across the street. #2ndbe…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, May. 23 2016 02:16:15 PM CST Chesapeake settles royalty lawsuit in $53 million deal https://t.co/yWOWu3EFiy
Adam Wilmoth Mon, May. 23 2016 09:08:57 AM CST RT @pmonies: ICYMI: "Shamports" or property rights? It's #wind turbines vs. private airstrips in Oklahoma under new siting law. https://t.c
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 20 2016 05:53:40 PM CST RT @briOKC: Coming Sunday to @NewsOK and @TheOklahoman: a full account of my Route 66 walk through OKC https://t.co/dH2gjbJtb8
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 19 2016 03:23:19 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Truck slams May Ave. bridge over Northwest Expressway in July 1993. @TheOklahoman https://t.co/djm01vAbRY https://t.co/ImY0DBCmOh
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 19 2016 02:57:27 PM CST RT @SchwabKyle: LIVE: Bridge collapse at NW Expressway and May https://t.co/1D7H6evUMd
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 19 2016 02:19:36 PM CST RT @WMALHittle: This is what happens after 18 months of super low oil prices:supply outages, no spare capacity, prices go up. https://t.co/…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 18 2016 07:59:06 PM CST American Energy Partners LP to close https://t.co/bOEgNEmxPU
Adam Wilmoth Wed, May. 18 2016 10:54:41 AM CST Impact of oil prices lowers Oklahomans' opinion of economy https://t.co/fWG60OGYIy https://t.co/H1wQVQYIhI
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 17 2016 04:49:13 PM CST RT @Daniel_Houston: Oklahoma House committee rejects fuel tax increase measure: https://t.co/7Evj9hxX2a (from @AP)
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 17 2016 03:26:05 PM CST RT @briOKC: I wrote about this family-owned theater when they first opened last year-They need some love https://t.co/1n7RHVBanE https://t.
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 17 2016 12:02:06 PM CST RT @Mecoy: NEW: Impact of oil prices lowers Oklahomans' opinion of economy https://t.co/XSO8TFy76R
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 17 2016 11:01:15 AM CST More energy bankruptcies expected https://t.co/cHOAzU5cup https://t.co/ztNks5vfnY
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 17 2016 11:00:19 AM CST SandRidge Energy files for bankruptcy protection https://t.co/38HJ0uC8Az https://t.co/FkspC8ZNZ6
Adam Wilmoth Tue, May. 17 2016 10:54:47 AM CST RT @Reuters: When the oil boom went bust, Oklahoma protected drillers but squeezed schools: https://t.co/XMn0a0OS7U https://t.co/yRqF2vLU0V
Adam Wilmoth Mon, May. 16 2016 08:41:59 AM CST SandRidge Energy files for bankruptcy protection https://t.co/38HJ0ukxJ1 https://t.co/BIqnk5GXf0
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 13 2016 11:56:55 PM CST RT @Forbes: 1/3 of global oil & gas companies are at risk of bankruptcy https://t.co/DZdV8UyMnL https://t.co/S4WvPyAiBc
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 13 2016 11:27:46 AM CST New oil-field technology alters significance of drilling rig count https://t.co/nB4BHagFp0 https://t.co/CjXuIFf4Mg
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 13 2016 11:25:03 AM CST BP Lower 48 celebrates new Oklahoma City office https://t.co/HmDwbfWFOt https://t.co/Nxv9TkgBlx

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