Gas prices continue plummeting, averaging $2.27 a gallon in Pittsburgh area

Daniel Fowler
March 31, 2020

Florida drivers are now paying an average price of $1.98 per gallon.

It's the lowest price since February of 2016, specifically 1,496 days.

MI gas prices are as low as they've been in almost 1500 days.

The average price for a gallon of gas in Buffalo is down four cents this week to $2.37, while in Batavia gas is three cents lower at $2.42 per gallon.

The Gas USA station at West 117th Street and Bellaire Road, at the Cleveland-Linndale border, had raised prices to 99.9 cents per gallon for the Tuesday morning commute, said Malika Dayani, a cook who was tending Gas USA's food counter on Tuesday morning.

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"With the nation continuing to be under siege from the coronavirus and millions staying parked at home, there's quite a bit more downside that's in the pipeline coming in the weeks ahead", DeHaan said. Local prices at the end of March represent a 54-cent decline from the beginning of the month, according to AAA. "Motorists should continue to be vigilant if they need to fill their tanks- bring hand sanitizer and potentially wipes, but also shop around as the gap between station widens to historic levels".

Prices continue to decline following the public health, financial and economic impacts from COVID-19. Without adjusting for inflation, the last time the national average was under $1 was over 30 years ago in 1988, when it was 90 cents.

Gas prices are sinking "like a rock".

A Gas Buddy app user reported the price at Ole and Lena's in Wautoma, while the BP station next door listed regular at 98 cents, according to its profile on Google Maps.

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