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Coronavirus Update: Gas prices lowest in US since 2016

By COURTNEY HESSLER, The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In any other year, gas prices across the United States would be skyrocketing during this time due to spring break and other vacation travel, but with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) shutting down entire industries, including the travel industry, gas prices have plummeted to record lows.

As of Sunday, West Virginia’s average gas price was $2.10 per gallon, 4 cents under the national average of $2.14. Last month the state’s average was $2.41, and last year it was at $2.59 per regular gallon.

Kentucky’s Sunday average was at $1.84 per gallon Sunday, while Ohio’s average was at $1.81 per gallon.

Sarah Singer, of Huntington, still commutes to Charleston each day for work. While COVID-19 has brought her stress in many aspects of her life, she said being able to get gas so cheap was a benefit to her family. …

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