Pro-fracking ad claiming UK suffered ‘near-catastrophic’ gas shortage is banned

Blue and Green: An advert from US fracking company Breitling Energy, which claimed that the UK suffered from a “near-catastrophic” gas shortage last winter and talked up the benefits of shale gas, has been banned. The Advertising Stands Authority (ASA) received a complaint about the advert, which appeared in the Telegraph earlier this year, stating that the claims made were misleading, which has been upheld. The advert was addressed to “citizens of the United Kingdom” and suggested that shale gas estimates......

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