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Michigan seeks subpoena in propane pricing probe

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The state is seeking a subpoena against another propane company following consumer complaints tied to pricing.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1nRIlWE ) the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) last week filed a petition in Circuit Court in Marquette following allegations that AmeriGas Partners LP overcharged several Michigan customers, including a Traverse City couple.

Subpoenas are part of Schuette's investigation into propane pricing this winter. He says there have been more than 400 complaints statewide, including "dozens" from AmeriGas customers. His office earlier sought subpoenas against some other businesses.

AmeriGas spokeswoman Kate Stickel said the company is reviewing the allegations and is confident that consumer protection law wasn't violated. Stickel says the company plans to

cooperate and is "looking forward to this being over very soon."

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