….Debris in road causes Elk County accident…State police looking for missing Clearfield County woman…..Bi-partisan Committee studies future of LNG exports…
Minor injuries were reported for a Johnsonburg man following a mishap just after 6:00 am Wednesday in Ridgway Township. State police said the accident happened when Nicole Meyer of Johnsonburg who was traveling south and while making a right hand curve her 2016 Nissan Rogue sustained minor damage when it struck debris laying in the roadway. The SUV traveled about a quarter of a mile before stopping on the northbound shoulder. A passenger, Leroy Northern was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of minor injuries . Meyer was not hurt but was cited for failing to produce a driver’s license.
State police across the region are conducting an investigation into the whereabouts of Mandy Wisor, a resident of Woodland, Clearfield County. Wisor is a white, non-hispanic female, 38years of age, 5 feet five, and weighs about 200 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hairs and was last seen last Wednesday morning April12. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Trooper David Patrick at the Clearfield barracks, 814.857.3800,
DUI charges have been filed against 52 year old Shane Hulbert of Wellsboro after he was stopped on Route 287 in Middlebury Township on the night of March 23 when officers allegedly observed him committing several traffic violations and determined he had been driving his 2003 Toyota Tacoma under the influence of a controlled substance.
Pennsylvania’s bipartisan Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Task Force, chaired by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia), met Thursday for the first time to gather information on the best and safest way to increase the export of LNG.
“The state’s rich deposits of natural gas supported nearly 500,000 total jobs across our economy in 2019, generating $78.4 billion toward the state’s gross domestic product, including $40.5 billion added to total labor income,” White said.
Because there is an increasing demand from countries without natural gas reserves, the task force focused on how to safely export LNG from Pennsylvania’s ports.
Delaware River ports are a huge economic engine for the region A study in 2021 found that over 156,000 jobs depend on the port, and over 50,000 of those are directly related. The port is responsible for almost $50 billion annually in total economic activity and nearly $2 billion in state and local taxes. Cargo imports are valued at $155 billion and exports at almost $9 billion.The task force also heard testimony on the impact of Pennsylvania’s LNG on the global marketplace.
Experts say that while the immediate energy crisis has partly receded, European natural gas prices are still double their average and more than quadruple U.S. prices; and there is widespread concern the coming winters will be even more difficult andU.S. LNG is among the most feasible sources of natural gas to replace the magnitude of Russian gas flows.”
The United States is now not only the world’s largest producer of natural gas, but we are now also, the world’s largest exporter of LNG.