Continental Resources Inc. reported better-than-expected natural gas production from its home base of Oklahoma for the third quarter of 2021.

The Oklahoma City-based independent plans to maintain an emphasis on natural gas projects in the Sooner State amid the higher price environment.

“We have elected to continue focusing on natural gas developments in Oklahoma based on favorable market conditions,” CEO Bill Berry said Tuesday. “This resulted in an approximately 80 MMcf/d increase in natural gas and 4 million b/d reduction in oil to third quarter 2021 production results in Oklahoma versus prior projections.”

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Berry said Continental “voluntarily...