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.

  • Drop in oil prices creates international game of chicken

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Falling oil prices have set up a global, geopolitical game of chicken with each country or producer hoping someone else will balk first in reducing production. Harold Hamm, CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc., said he expected the Saudis to announce a cut on Thanksgiving and has since said he still expects them to call an emergency OPEC meeting and announce a production cut.

  • Gasoline prices approach natural gas' low

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Tumbling oil prices over the past few months have led the price of gasoline to drop near the price paid for compressed natural gas.

  • Cheaper gas sends consumers back to big vehicles

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Tumbling gasoline prices have reversed recent vehicle purchase trends.

  • Natural gas storage levels increase in time for winter weather

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    After record injection over the past six months, the country’s natural gas storage levels have increased to within 7 percent of the five-year average for the start of the winter season.

  • Let there be light for Oklahoma customers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Almost a year after the country began fazing out traditional incandescent light bulbs, LED bulbs have improved and are threatening to overtake compact fluorescent light bulbs as the alternative of choice, according to a report this week from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Devices drain energy, even when not in use

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    As children — and some of us who are somewhat older — dress in costume and scour the neighborhood for candy, another scary monster likely is at your home, drinking your electricity.

  • Relative energy costs trend downward

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Energy costs as a share of consumer spending are up over the past decade, but are still lower than before 1990.

  • Oklahoma production boosts global energy security, U.S. State Department official says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    American natural gas producers already have significantly helped European energy security even though the first planned liquified natural gas export tanker is likely at least a year away, a U.S. State Department representative said this week.

  • High-flying OKC earns headlines in United, American airline magazines

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    While city and state leaders continue their work to shed the flyover reputation, airline passengers can now see Oklahoma both by looking out the window and by opening the in-flight magazines on two of the country’s largest carriers.

  • Oil, natural gas industry growth shows in Oklahoma as conferences flourish

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Two similarly named oil and natural gas industry trade shows filled two similarly named buildings in Oklahoma City this week at nearly the same time.

  • Independent oil, natural gas producers reap profits with higher oil prices, improvements

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Independent producers focusing on recovering oil and natural gas from shale and other dense rock were more profitable in the first six months of 2014 than they were in the previous two years.

  • New terminals could boost natural gas exports, prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Two liquified natural gas export terminals near the Gulf Coast were approved this week by federal regulators. Tony Say, president of Oklahoma City-based Clearwater Energy, weighs in on the situation.

  • Oil companies call for end to export ban

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A growing number of oil industry leaders say it’s time to start exporting American oil, even as the country continues importing foreign crude.

  • 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.




Adam Wilmoth Tue, Dec. 16 2014 12:52:12 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Oil company proposes drilling at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Dec. 16 2014 10:50:18 AM CST Chesapeake Energy secures $4 billion credit facility LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 11 2014 03:42:52 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: On the #PowerPlay blog: .@okgrda approves $297 million contract for new natural #gas unit, raise for CEO. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 08 2014 10:53:37 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join us on @NewsOK tomorrow at 10 a.m. with your #energy questions. @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will provide th…
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 04 2014 04:55:55 PM CST RT @hhallpass: Oklahoma HS Football in January. That's a new one!
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Nov. 25 2014 04:58:55 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Alaska Airlines to bring nonstop flights from Seattle to OKC LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Nov. 10 2014 03:16:22 PM CST Divorce to cost Harold Hamm nearly $1 billion LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Nov. 10 2014 10:10:34 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join us in 24 hours, when @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will host the monthly #energy chat on @NewsOK.
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Nov. 06 2014 12:23:49 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Join the @NewsOKEnergy team tonight at 6 for a live chat with @OERBAdvancing Chairman Tim Munson about #energy jobs. http…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Nov. 05 2014 03:09:35 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Our @NewsOKEnergy team is hosting an #energy industry chat tomorrow night focusing on jobs and careers. More details: htt…
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Nov. 04 2014 06:08:19 PM CST Devon Energy reports record oil production LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Nov. 04 2014 10:46:41 AM CST SandRidge delays earnings after SEC raises questions LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 13 2014 11:07:02 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Join @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies tomorrow at 10 a.m. to get answers to your #energy questions on @NewsOK.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 06 2014 03:38:28 PM CST RT @Mecoy: Join @SteveLackmeyer at 7 p.m. on LINK for a live chat on new plans for towers at the former Stage Center site.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Oct. 06 2014 10:58:29 AM CST RT @stevelackmeyer: THIS IS BIG NEWS FOR DOWNTOWN! Residential towers proposed by 2 firms for property south of former Stage Center site ht…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Sep. 29 2014 08:48:52 PM CST RT @NewsOK: American Energy hires former Chesapeake executive LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Sep. 29 2014 08:26:20 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Up to 900 Boeing jobs could move to OKC LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Sep. 17 2014 03:50:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: .@ContinentalOil chooses Jack Stark new president. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Sep. 11 2014 10:35:53 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Continental Resources president resigns LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Sep. 05 2014 12:35:41 PM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Aubrey McClendon: New company structured to woo private equity. LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)