Energy Companies’ Advertisements Banned by UK Regulator Despite Being Factually Accurate

June 20, 2023

The UK’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has banned recent advertisements by three oil and gas majors. The advertisements, by ShellRepsol and Petronas were banned on the basis of “greenwashing,” with the ASA saying that the advertisements were misleading with respect to claims about the companies’ climate and environmental profiles in the context of their overall operations.

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