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Governor extends order to help Gygr-Gas customers

The shuttered Gygr-Gas office in Boonville.
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The shuttered Gygr-Gas office in Boonville.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed an executive order to continue to allow customers of a Boonville-based propane supplier to get their tanks filled by other companies.

The order waives state law requiring that propane tanks be filled only by the company that owns them. The waiver applies only to customers of Gygr-Gas, according to a governor's office news release. Gygr-Gas customers have complained that the company has stopped deliveries of propane without explanation.

Parson signed an order Dec. 15 that first allowed those customers to get their tanks filled by other companies. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has sued the company, saying it stopped filling customers' orders and didn't refund unfulfilled orders.

The governor's office in Thursday's news release encouraged affected Gygr-Gas ccustomers to file a complaint with the attorney general's office.

The lawsuit was filed in Cooper County and seeks restitution for consumers from the corporate owner of Gygr-Gas, Mark Thoele Inc. The lawsuit also seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties.

The executive order expires Jan. 31.

Gygr-Gas served customers in 42 counties.

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