Suit Says Citgo Played Favorites With Distributors

Law360, New York (July 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An Oklahoma gasoline distributor has filed a proposed class action against Citgo Petroleum Corp. alleging that Citgo secretly charged different prices to different distributors as part of a strategy to boost sales.

In a complaint filed on June 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Stephenson Gas Co., a reseller of Citgo gas, said that Citgo has extended special discounts to distributors in certain areas.

All of Citgo's contracts with its distributors contain an open price term requiring distributors to pay...
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