Just when you don’t need gas – because there’s nowhere to go – gas prices have hit their lowest point in 12 years.
And that’s one of the reasons why: Folks are staying at home, so demand is low. Another reason is that oil producers in Saudi Arabia and Russia ramped up production recently, flooding the market in hopes of pushing American oil companies out of business. These two factors have combined to create the eye-popping numbers you see here.
National average, dollars per gallon
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, AAA, USA Today, Investopedia, Marketwatch, CNBC, the Associated Press