A gas company sells gas to its largest distributors at a lower cost than it offers its smaller retailers in Spokane, Washington. The gas company has the same costs with both companies. How likely is it that this situation is a violation of antitrust legislation?

 
 
 
 
 
 

That’s right. In the case Texaco v. Hasbrouck, courts found that by selling gas at a different price to certain retailers and distributors when there is no cost difference, Texaco had violated the Robinson-Patman Act.