WHEREAS, consistent access to residential heating fuel is critical to public health and well-bring; and

WHEREAS, most homes and businesses are wholly reliant on specific residential fuel sources with no way to supplement a major loss with another fuel source; and

WHEREAS, Gygr-Gas previously serviced propane to thousands of customers across forty-two counties in central Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Gygr-Gas has been unresponsive to customers for months, resulting in low or empty propane tanks for many of their customers and leaving them without the ability to heat their homes and businesses; and

WHEREAS, numerous customers paid Gygr-Gas for propane they never received; and

WHEREAS, forecasted severe winter weather risks the safety, welfare, and property of Missourians who will not have adequate heat due to Gygr-Gas’s abandonment; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Propane Safety Commission may also take action to suspend Gygr-Gas’s registration due to lapsed insurance; and

WHEREAS, assistance from other propane companies is requested to ensure affected Missouri families and businesses are not negatively impacted.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL L. PARSON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of Missouri, including Sections 44.100 and 44.110, RSMo, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists in the State of Missouri.

While in this State of Emergency, I hereby waive Section 323.030, RSMo, and 2 C.S.R. 90-10.019 to allow other entities registered to fill liquefied petroleum gas containers in this state to fill containers owned by Gygr-Gas. This waiver shall not apply to liquefied petroleum gas containers owned by providers other than Gygr-Gas.

This Order shall terminate on January 1, 2023 unless extended in whole or in part.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 15th day of December, 2022.

[Michael L. Parson's signature]


[Jay Ashcroft's signature]

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