$40 Chicken Schnitzels: Hospitality Chief Warns Cutting Gas Could Cost Pubgoers

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A chicken schnitzel at a pub could cost as much as $40 (US$26.46) if natural gas is banned, the vice president of the Australian Hotels Association has warned.
Australian Hotels Association State President David Basheer told pub owners during an annual Christmas luncheon that a ban on new gas connections could drive up the price of pub favourites.
“Natural gas is increasingly under siege,” Mr. Basheer said during a Christmas lunch speech quoted by The Advertiser.
South Australian (SA) Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis was quick to reassure residents of his state he would not be banning gas connections.
It comes after the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria have both revealed plans to ban natural gas on new residential and commercial facilities in the near future….


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