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.

  • Demand for domestic industrial natural gas may increase soon

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma economy, is still more dependent on natural gas than oil, even though oil production has ballooned over the past few years.

  • Thieves take irreplaceable belongings, sense of security

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor adamwilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and his family were victims of a burglary this past week. He says the event has taken his sense of security.

  • What should United States do with 700M barrels of oil it has stored in strategic reserve?

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Oilman Boone Pickens argues that the United States' strategic reserve is no longer necessary and the 700 million barrels of reserve should be sold to build up U.S. infrastructure to help promote the use of natural gas as a fuel for trucks and other vehicles.

  • Iran deal could change domestic oil production

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The nuclear deal negotiated with Iran this week eventually could have significant effects on the domestic oil industry, but it’s too early to know if or how much anything will change.

  • Wyoming federal court delays new hydraulic fracturing rules

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Long-anticipated new rules for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on federal lands were delayed this week when a federal judge in Wyoming said he needed more time to decide whether the changes should be implemented.

  • Honda plans to discontinue line of CNG-powered Civics

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Honda said this week it would be discontinuing its Civics which are powered by compressed natural gas, saying demand for the car isn't strong enough to continue making it.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Consumers likely to benefit from lower energy costs this summer

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

    For many families and individual consumers, lower prices already have led to cost savings and promise even greater benefits over the summer.

  • Low oil prices lead to refocus on technology

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Oil and natural gas production companies throughout the state and country have slashed drilling budgets, but they haven’t stopped all parts of the drilling business.

  • Oil company CEOs see continued low oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The price of oil has regained some ground over the past two weeks, but it is still far from clear where prices will be either in six months or in two years.

  • Natural gas trade group calls for faster regulatory approval

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The first new natural gas export terminals in the U.S. are preparing to become operational later this year. Leaders in the industry on Thursday called for a more streamlined process for gaining regulatory approval for additional projects.

  • National energy decisions are often based on unclear projections

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    It’s hard to predict the future, especially in an industry undergoing as much transformation as oil and natural gas, Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth writes.

  • Natural gas storage levels, prices remain steady

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Cold weather offset strong natural gas production this year leaving the country’s storage levels near the middle of the five-year average heading into the spring.

  • Oklahoma energy company layoffs continue to increase

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    As the price of oil continues to languish at less than half of its recent peak last summer, scattered reports of industry layoffs continue to surface in Oklahoma.

  • Continental's Harold Hamm sees brighter days coming for the oil industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm recently met with The Oklahoman to discuss the effects of low oil prices on the industry and Oklahoma City.

  • Rising oil storage smothers price gains; Massive complex at Cushing, Oklahoma, has 51.5 million barrels

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The country’s crude oil inventories continued to fill last week, threatening oil prices that have increased timidly over the past two months. The sprawling tank complex at Cushing, Oklahoma, held more than 51.5 million barrels of oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Natural gas storage slides with cold temperatures

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Continued cold weather throughout much of the country led to another big storage drawdown this week, but supply levels remain strong for this time of year.

  • Natural gas demand expected to meet surging production

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Despite relatively low natural gas prices over the past six years, domestic production continues to rise and is expected to surge over the next two decades. While the market has struggled to keep up with current demand, industry analyst Greg Haas said coming market changes will be enough to handle demand well into the future.




Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 30 2015 09:32:13 AM CST Thieves broke into my home, stealing family heirloom wedding rings http://t.co/3VFGK0HMrr http://t.co/Sw2TUc9mFO
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 24 2015 12:53:06 PM CST U.S. rig count jumps by 19 http://t.co/DviprJNz33 http://t.co/ZfF4yH8BQS
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 24 2015 11:21:01 AM CST Dave Hager to become Devon Energy CEO next week http://t.co/EU9TK5rI5h http://t.co/FPKTG6jtLz
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 24 2015 11:19:01 AM CST What to do with 700M barrels of oil in strategic reserve? http://t.co/kyBuEHdt5q http://t.co/oYzEa74mwq
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 23 2015 11:43:57 AM CST Oil industry warns of cost of proposed disposal well ban in Oklahoma http://t.co/MiD3j4siVH http://t.co/CIfUQ4Ep6M
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 23 2015 11:42:16 AM CST Oklahoma wind farm construction continues during second quarter http://t.co/yP6Ez946kx http://t.co/NyTT8kytqY
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:39:43 AM CST Council in Stillwater unanimously approves rules for oil, gas drilling http://t.co/bQdhdW1Or2 http://t.co/cxiq38iPUi
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:37:46 AM CST @Chesapeake to cut dividends, sell assets http://t.co/WEIs3yoz6O http://t.co/MVqi24ZmE6
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 08:16:15 PM CST @Spottsthoughts Please message me or call me at 405-475-3273. I’m writing about the city council meeting. Thank you
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 03:43:21 PM CST RT @pmonies: .@USGS reporting a 4.4 magnitude earthquake near Cherokee, which is 100 miles NNW of Oklahoma City. http://t.co/r1Zc8M3h5y #ok…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 03:39:21 PM CST RT @OKearthquakes: We are aware there has been a recent, sizable earthquake. We are locating it at the moment. We will update ASAP.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 20 2015 03:37:53 PM CST RT @jamesaydelott: Here is the seismogram from Leonard, OK of earthquake around 3:20p, felt across Oklahoma. Did you feel it? #okquake http
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jul. 17 2015 01:00:32 PM CST RT @pmonies: NEW: Oklahoma Corporation Commission again expands areas for disposal well scrutiny in wake of earthquakes. http://t.co/Ap6kyP
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jul. 13 2015 04:51:23 PM CST RT @pmonies: LIVE CHAT: Tuesday at 10 a.m. @awilmoth and I take your Oklahoma #energy questions at http://t.co/hsZkxStTw0 @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 02 2015 12:35:58 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma Supreme Court allows earthquake lawsuit to continue http://t.co/WB8LaIjMyp via @awilmoth http://t.co/A8EK8PYPBp
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jun. 29 2015 10:28:10 PM CST RT @briOKC: Harold Hamm sues oilman for defamation over Facebook post http://t.co/oSLTL45CTe
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jun. 22 2015 10:50:10 AM CST RT @russellgold: The objective: Stop squandering Saudi oil for export. The unlikely tool: Solar. @Jeff_Ball breaks it down: http://t.co/jlT…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jun. 19 2015 11:03:18 AM CST RT @pmonies: Updated this story to add reaction: New studies address wastewater disposal links to Oklahoma earthquakes. http://t.co/yhhlt7B
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 18 2015 01:12:54 PM CST RT @pmonies: New studies address wastewater disposal links to Oklahoma earthquakes. http://t.co/AqSbk9diYr #okquake
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 04 2015 12:48:07 PM CST RT @pmonies: If you want to read the full @EPA draft report on #fracking, all 998 pages are here: http://t.co/O4epXPmZww #longlonglongreads

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