FSA Responds to EPA’s Methane Ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published the rule for reducing methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas industry. As the leading trade association that represents U.S. focused sealing device manufacturers, the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) recognizes its unique role as a technical resource for the oil and gas industry in the reduction of methane emissions.

“The Fluid Sealing Association welcomes the opportunity to work with the EPA and our customers to ensure sealing device technology continues to play its role in reducing methane emissions. There are proven, cost-effective solutions to prevent methane emissions that are ready to be deployed,” said Mike Shorts, President of the Fluid Sealing Association. “The sealing industry is ready to support efforts by our customers to reduce methane emissions.. Our technology can be part of the solution and we know this is doable.”

Given the important role sealing devices play in preventing fugitive emissions in the oil and gas and general industrial process markets, the FSA and its members are committed to supporting our customers to meet the standards of this rule. The FSA is well equipped to work in finding solutions and being a technical resource in the development of future industry standards focused on curtailing fugitive emissions. Member companies of the FSA offer cost effective and proven sealing technology solutions that drive emission reductions across the U.S. oil and gas and process industry sectors.

The Fluid Sealing Association will be offering two short courses at the Fugitive Emissions Summit on June 13, 2016, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit: http://americas.fugitive-emissions-summit.com/

The Fluid Sealing Association is a trade association focused on promoting a safe, clean environment for society, and safe work places for employees. Member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid and air sealing devices primarily targeted at the U.S. oil and gas and industrial process markets. We support the development of related standards and provide education in the fluid sealing area.