Adam Wilmoth
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.

Top Stories


  • Oklahoma universities offer energy education programs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Universities across Oklahoma have developed energy management programs to support the growing oil and gas industry.

  • Fracking, horizontal drilling work best in the U.S.

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The technology that has allowed domestic energy companies to produce oil and natural gas from shale and other dense rocks has transformed economies throughout North America, but development likely would be more difficult internationally.

  • U.S. falls from top spot among world oil importers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    China this week surpassed the United States as the world’s largest oil importer, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Fracking celebrates its 65th birthday

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Companies like Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. have grabbed headlines with the technique recently, but fracking is far from a new process.

  • Pipeline projects help shrink domestic oil discount

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Crude oil stockpiles in Cushing are at their lowest levels in two years after new pipeline projects have been completed, helping move oil more easily to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

  • Nation's pipeline industry piping hot

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    The booming oil and natural gas industry over the past six years has led pipeline and other midstream operators struggling to catch up. Pipeline companies have spent billions in recent years building new lines, expanding capacity on existing lines and converting old pipes for new uses.

  • Tulsa-based Unit Corp.'s BOSS drilling rig adds to the industry's high-tech trend

    | Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Technology has dramatically changed drilling rigs, making them far safer and more efficient.

  • Energy prices dictated by weather

    BY ADAM WILMOTH | Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    The oil and natural gas industry has made significant steps in eliminating risk throughout the processes, but despite their best efforts, they still have no control on one of the most significant variables to their profitability: the weather.

  • Fanciful well names throughout Oklahoma

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    While most oil and natural gas wells are named after mineral owners or geography, some companies get a little more creative with their naming conventions.

  • Natural gas infrastructure upgrades continue

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    The country’s energy boom is fueling new natural gas pipeline construction.

  • BP projects that U.S. energy will fulfill global demand

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    The ongoing boom in domestic oil and natural gas production will be essential for both the American and global economies over the next three decades, according to a BP's updated Energy Outlook 2035.

  • Technology boosts oil-field safety, efficiency

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    Rapidly improving oil-field technology has made the industry safer and more efficient.

  • Energy's renewed significance

    BY ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The oil and natural gas industry today is as important to Oklahoma as it has ever been.

  • Oil prices become less volatile

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Booming domestic crude oil production and improved infrastructure have led to increased stability in the price of oil, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Compressed natural gas costs jump

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 3, 2014

    Compressed natural gas prices jumped Thursday as the 50 cent per gallon federal tax credit expired.

  • Natural gas among best investments of 2013

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    Energy stocks were among the best and worst investments of 2013.

  • Cold temperatures heat up natural gas prices

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 20, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday the country's natural gas supplies fell by 285 billion cubic feet over the past week as consumers throughout much of the country turned up their heaters to stay warm.

  • 40 percent of U.S. households could use electric vehicles

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

    A recent survey found that four out of 10 American households could use electric vehicles with little or no change to their driving habits.

  • Cold weather heats up Oklahoma natural gas prices

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 22, 2013

    Natural gas prices are rising and are likely to continue climbing if predictions for a cold winter hold true.

  • Natural gas price trends could boost domestic manufacturing

    BY ADAM WILMOTH awilmoth@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Nov 15, 2013

    A new report from the International Energy Agency indicates that more manufacturing jobs are likely to move to the United States and away from Europe and Asia because of low-priced natural gas.




Adam Wilmoth Fri, Apr. 18 2014 11:22:33 AM CST George Kaiser buys Thunder stake LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Apr. 07 2014 10:19:54 AM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming tomorrow: @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will field your #energy questions in their monthly live chat on @N…
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Mar. 10 2014 10:43:18 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Coming in 24 hours: the monthly @NewsOKEnergy chat with myself, @awilmoth and @pmonies. Come are with all your burning #e…
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Feb. 19 2014 02:55:10 PM CST RT @eschor: BREAKING: Neb. district court finds state's pipeline law, passed to expedite new Keystone XL route, unconstitutional - siding w…
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 14 2014 02:04:35 PM CST RT @TheOklahoman: Okla.: Home to an R2D2, Rear Naked Choke and Gnarfle the Garthok. Subscribers can get the full story now.LINK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Feb. 14 2014 02:03:23 PM CST RT @bryanwx: A woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. This may be one of my favorite pics ever. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Feb. 13 2014 04:15:36 PM CST RT @GETRANSPORT: The NextFuel™ Natural Gas Retrofit Kit will reduce fuel costs by up to 50%. LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Feb. 10 2014 01:49:47 PM CST RT @NewsOKEnergy: Coming Tuesday: @awilmoth, @OKenergybeat and @pmonies will be on @NewsOK for their monthly #energy chat. Bring your quest…
Adam Wilmoth Tue, Feb. 04 2014 01:52:07 PM CST RT @briannabailey80: Chesapeake-owned shopping centers said to be under contract LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Feb. 03 2014 11:04:17 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Sen. Cliff Branan to run for Oklahoma Corporation Commission. LINK on @NewsOK
Adam Wilmoth Fri, Jan. 31 2014 02:12:00 PM CST RT @MatthewDalyWDC: AP: Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Jan. 29 2014 05:04:56 PM CST RT @craigtimes: When TV news "team coverage" runs amok on a weather story. LINK via @msynan
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 13 2014 11:37:47 AM CST @oklahomanick You might also need a star-shaped screwdriver tip.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 13 2014 11:36:43 AM CST @oklahomanick The backs are easy to replace on the iPhone 4. You can buy a new one on Amazon and replace it yourself.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Jan. 06 2014 10:10:26 AM CST RT @CSPOller: #cng slowly rolls out at c-stores LINK #cspnet
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 30 2013 11:24:18 AM CST RT @RandyLeonard: Oil [population] boom. MT @PostReid: LINK LINK
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 23 2013 11:36:05 PM CST @stevelackmeyer I’m happy to help.
Adam Wilmoth Mon, Dec. 23 2013 11:15:50 AM CST RT @douglasberkley: McClendon's AEU site now has drilling rig in place...site 1 moving ahead. LINK
Adam Wilmoth Thu, Dec. 19 2013 10:39:54 AM CST RT @NewsOK: Oklahoma to sue over stalled Lake Texoma development LINK
Adam Wilmoth Wed, Dec. 18 2013 05:36:27 PM CST .@DCoggins83 It could have been much worse. Just ask @okbizeditor.