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.

  • Energy companies prepare for more difficult earnings announcements

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Earthquakes shake out data showing unknown fault line in Edmond area

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 1, 2016

    Researchers have used oil and natural gas industry data and other maps to identify previously undocumented fault lines in Oklahoma and beyond. But sometimes faults are revealed when a series of earthquakes fire off with epicenters in a linear pattern.

  • U.S. oil struts its market quality by trading for premium after ban repeal

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 25, 2015

    Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm and others who have lobbied for the change say the price reversal is a sign the world sees domestic light, low-sulfur oil as superior to international oil, much of which is denser and higher in sulfur.

  • Natural gas reserves expand as prices reach multiyear low

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    One of the region’s largest natural gas fields has almost twice the previously estimated natural gas reserves, but the news means little while prices are stalled at 16-year lows.




Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 29 2016 12:21:00 PM CST Energy companies prepare for more difficult earnings announcements https://t.co/4Zo10iAuaH
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 29 2016 12:20:45 PM CST Oklahoma adds most wind in first quarter, report says @pmonies https://t.co/Z1j6vxqSac https://t.co/RsWClZQzr4
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 29 2016 12:19:30 PM CST Manufacturing activity still slow in Oklahoma, region https://t.co/KGalX95Rgp
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 29 2016 12:19:05 PM CST Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves OG&E $500M coal scrubber plan @pmonies https://t.co/mEgbCj8Wzv https://t.co/hS0QRAdFCW
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 28 2016 03:01:32 PM CST RT @pmonies: Here's the Oklahoma Corporation Commission order on @OGandE's coal scrubber plan: https://t.co/AYJAlrnkCz
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 28 2016 03:00:51 PM CST RT @pmonies: The commission officially voted 2-0, with Commissioner Dana Murphy "concurring in result." Commissioners Anthony and Hiett vot…
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 28 2016 02:58:49 PM CST RT @pmonies: NEW: Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves @OGandE plan for $500 million coal scrubber project. $OGE
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 28 2016 11:42:11 AM CST Ex-worker's lawsuit is dismissed against Chesapeake Energy https://t.co/hHfKd3xLVV https://t.co/EDrSezE2mB
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 28 2016 11:41:06 AM CST Geologist's new maps detail updated oil-field activity across Oklahoma https://t.co/wi9SDX2Qbk https://t.co/dgaKePXiRU
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Apr. 27 2016 03:59:10 PM CST RT @briOKC: I made a playlist for my next walking trip for @NewsOK. Can you guess where I'm headed? More info to come in the n… https://t.
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Apr. 26 2016 12:43:44 PM CST RT @pmonies: Now 🔓: Sunday's "Wind Chill?" package on Oklahoma wind incentives: https://t.co/HG6syQhpyW #longreads https://t.co/xeOIptgcng
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 25 2016 11:56:40 AM CST Seventy Seven Energy posts $59 million 1Q loss https://t.co/7hbmnmrWnY
Adam Wilmoth Sun, Apr. 24 2016 08:48:36 AM CST Excellent in-depth article on wind energy tax credits in Oklahoma by @pmonies @RandyEllis2 https://t.co/Fmxf7ld8t3 https://t.co/hNJiuhkitl
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 22 2016 02:17:50 PM CST SandRidge to receive $38 million in lawsuit settlement https://t.co/yYeSozl57y
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 22 2016 02:17:09 PM CST Fears over global supply disruption can quickly change price of oil https://t.co/RlEMXbpmW9
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 22 2016 02:16:36 PM CST Moody's explores effect of oil industry downturn on state, local governments https://t.co/9k8z3vp45c
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 22 2016 12:00:53 AM CST RT @pmonies: Do journalism, they said. You'll have fun, they said. People will read you, they said. <Writes 3,500-word story on tax policy…
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 21 2016 10:05:46 PM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: Natural Grocers plans landmark move to OKC's historic Gold Dome https://t.co/4FPE3beYum
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 21 2016 11:02:38 AM CST Seventy Seven Energy reaches prepackaged bankruptcy agreement https://t.co/ERjXrOdTdv https://t.co/bjWf7PzV89
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Apr. 21 2016 11:00:16 AM CST Former Devon Energy employees create Oklahoma City oil startup named Senex https://t.co/PvDp3pcI6k https://t.co/fh4iwdbnq0

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