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Why are the District’s gas prices so high? Allegations of price-inflating, anticompetitive conduct continue to raise questions about local gasoline distributors

By District of Columbia Bar

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A gasoline price-fixing lawsuit brought by D.C. Attorney General Irving Nathan was thrown out of court this month, ruling the District has no grounds to bring such an action. The legal complaint filed by Nathan against ExxonMobil and local gasoline distributors would have blocked anticompetitive exclusive dealing contracts by distributors (often called “jobbers”). This could have reduced gasoline prices in the District.

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