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.

  • 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.

  • Newsroom colleague's rear-end collision calms concerns over CNG vehicle safety

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, my coworker Richard Hall’s car was rear-ended in an accident. The car was damaged so severely the rear doors would not open and both front seats were broken. Despite the damage, the tank was not punctured, did not leak, and — most importantly — did not explode.

  • Oil production grows despite less drilling

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Domestic oil companies have laid down hundreds of drilling rigs and slashed millions of dollars from their drilling budgets, but production continues to rise. All three trends are likely to continue for some time.

  • Erratic oil market contributes to 80-year high in strategic crude reserves

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

    Low oil prices lead to increased storage levels in Cushing and other facilities throughout the country. A government report that showed the country’s crude oil supplies had reached highs unseen since the 1930s.

  • Predicting future oil prices is tricky business for Oklahoma producers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Market conditions and industry players are sending mixed signals about oil prices, making business difficult for Oklahoma producers.




Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jul. 02 2015 12:35:58 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma Supreme Court allows earthquake lawsuit to continue LINK via @awilmoth LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jun. 29 2015 10:28:10 PM CST RT @briOKC: Harold Hamm sues oilman for defamation over Facebook post LINK
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: LINK
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. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Jun. 18 2015 01:12:54 PM CST RT @pmonies: New studies address wastewater disposal links to Oklahoma earthquakes. LINK #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: LINK #longlonglongreads
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jun. 03 2015 08:37:46 AM CST RT @pmonies: REMINDER: @awilmoth and I will take your #energy questions today at 10 am during the @NewsOKEnergy chat: LINK
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jun. 02 2015 04:38:04 PM CST Join The Oklahoman's energy team at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a live energy chat at LINK @NewsOK @awilmoth @pmonies
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Jun. 02 2015 10:38:16 AM CST @OGEEnergyCorp Energy names Sean Trauschke as CEO LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:58:14 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in #OKC LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:56:50 AM CST RT @Mecoy: Energy woes spreading to manufacturing sector LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:56:44 AM CST RT @Mecoy: At Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma energy executives urge lifting of oil export ban LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 11:55:00 AM CST RT @_davemorris: On his birthday, @boonepickens talking energy w @awilmoth in @NewsOK studio. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 22 2015 10:43:09 AM CST @boonepickens celebrates 87th birthday in OKC LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 12:08:45 PM CST Oklahoma Senate votes to end property tax exemption for wind developers @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 11:53:04 AM CST Consumers likely to benefit from lower energy costs this summer LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 11:47:17 AM CST OGE Energy's Delaney to retire as CEO and chairman in 2016 @pmonies LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, May. 15 2015 11:44:14 AM CST A different path to recovery in the oil patch LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 14 2015 11:33:10 AM CST Chaparral Energy Inc. posts first-quarter profit LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, May. 14 2015 11:31:35 AM CST Williams Cos. Inc. to buy pipeline subsidiary LINK LINK

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