Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order Thursday to continue allowing Gygr-Gas customers to have their residential propane tanks filled by other providers.
Parson issued an executive order for Gygr-Gas customers on Dec. 15 after the company ceased all business operations and stopped servicing empty propane tanks.
The first executive order signed by Parson allowed other propane providers to fill up tanks owned by Gygr-Gas. This is normally prohibited by state law.
The executive order signed Thursday by Parson allows registered Missouri liquefied petroleum gas companies to fill containers owned by Gygr-Gas until Jan. 31, according to a release.
"With extreme cold affecting our state in the last week and winter months still ahead, we must do all we can to help Missouri families impacted by Gygr-Gas stay warm," Parson said in the news release. "We continue to encourage and thank Missouri propane providers as they assist customers abandoned by Gygr-Gas."
Gygr-Gas provided service to 42 counties and 12 cities across Missouri, with thousands of customers. Fulton, Mexico and Jefferson City are some cities previously serviced by Gygr-Gas.
The Governor's Office previously provided a list of providers that can fill Gygr-Gas tanks. These providers include:
• Cole County: Amerigas, 573-636-5155; AA Propane, 573-796-3019; MFA, 573-636-6669; and Lock Mill, 573-897-2197.
• Moniteau County: Ferrellgas-Tipton, 573-392-4275; Farm n Home, 660-337-6444; MFA-Tipton, 573-796-4511; AA Propane, 573-796-3019; and Capital Energy, 573-635-1592.
• Boone County: MFA-Columbia, 573-445-7635; Ferrellgas-Columbia 573-819-0560; Ballenger 573-474-5501; and All Weather 573-682-2415.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against Gygr-Gas for the company's abrupt closure, failure to notify customers of ceasing propane deliveries and failure to refund customer prepayments for propane gas, according to the Missouri Attorney General's Office website.
Gygr-Gas's former customers may contact the attorney general's office at 800-392-8222 or can submit an online complaint at ago.mo.gov.