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The Oklahoman expands energy company coverage; adds two writers

With continuous growth of Oklahoma-based energy companies in recent years, The Oklahoman has decided to expand its energy reporting to provide deeper and more insightful coverage of one of the state's largest industries, and has hired two more writers for the beat.
by Adam Wilmoth and Paul Monies Published: March 18, 2012

Also on is an energy blog called Power Play where posts from each of the writers can be found.

“With so many major energy companies in our market, we invested in expanded coverage,” said Kelly Dyer Fry, editor/vice president of news.

“These three writers will focus on how Oklahomans play on the world energy stage as well as what's going on in our own backyard.”

The expanded energy team will be able to cover the industry in a way that hasn't been possible before. Reporters will dig deeper into the industry players and issues that affect so much of the state's economy, history and future. They'll cover the issues and trends that affect the industry, the state and the country and do more in-depth features and profiles on companies.

As a global market, energy is affected by geo-social and geopolitical issues in places such as Iran, drilling in Brazil and pipelines in Canada that can affect prices from Cushing to Woodward and Okarche — not to mention what people pay eventually at the grocery store and for transportation. So the expanded coverage also will include how such issues are affecting trends that are reaching communities and individuals throughout the state.

by 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....
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by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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Contact The Oklahoman's Energy Team

Adam Wilmoth: 475-3273 or

Jay F. Marks: 475-3470 or

Paul Monies: 475-3930 or


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