Gas prices dip below $1 as Dayton-area residents limit travel due to coronavirus

Staff photo by Marshall Gorby
Staff photo by Marshall Gorby

Gas prices continue to drop, with some stations in the Miami Valley reporting prices below $1 a gallon, as people continue to stay home and limit travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, the Sunoco station on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. has regular gas at $0.99 a gallon.

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Prices dropped across the U.S. for the seventh straight week with an average price of $1.83 a gallon, according to Gas Buddy.

“The national average moved considerably lower, as well as gas prices in every state as retail prices continue to play catch up to the dramatic decline in market prices in recent weeks. And good news for consumers, contrary to popular belief, an OPEC deal over the weekend to cut oil production will actually not have a near-term impact on gasoline prices, not even one bit,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “I expect prices to continue moderating for now, as gasoline demand appears to remain near 50-year lows.”

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But people in the Miami Valley are seeing even lower prices at an average of $1.30 per gallon, down $0.55 from last month.

Prices average at $1.333 in Montgomery County, $1.279 in Greene County and $1.366 in Miami County, according to Gas Buddy.

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