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Cleveland gas station on West 117th Street practically giving gas away at 99 cents per gallon

Gas USA on West 117th Street and Bellaire offering gas for .99 cents.
Gas USA on West 117th Street and Bellaire offering gas for .99 cents.
Posted at 9:40 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 09:48:37-04

CLEVELAND — The average price for a gallon of gas across Northeast Ohio dropped again this week by 12 cents. With the average price of $1.62 per gallon, there’s no better time to fill up to go nowhere.

A News 5 photographer spotted a gas station on Bellaire and West 117th Street offering gas for 99 cents a gallon.

Adjusting for modern inflation, the national average price of gas has never dipped below $1.47 a gallon, according to federal Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. 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.

Northeast Ohio ends the month with a whopping 54 cents cheaper than at the beginning of the month, according to AAA.

Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas:

$1.738 Alliance
$1.709 Ashland
$1.660 Ashtabula
$2.000 Aurora
$1.794 Chesterland
$1.638 Cleveland
$1.641 Elyria
$1.723 Independence
$1.454 Lorain
$1.912 Lyndhurst
$1.471 Massillon
$1.782 Mentor
$1.536 New Philadelphia
$1.367 Niles
$1.798 Norwalk
$1.791 Oberlin
$1.641 Parma
$1.559 Ravenna
$1.769 Solon
$1.729 Willard
$1.601 Youngstown

The average price for a gallon of gas during the week of March 23 was $1.80.

Prices continue to decline following the public health, financial and economic impacts from COVID-19. AAA said until the impacts of the coronavirus subside and Russia and Saudi Arabia end their crude price war, the cost of a barrel of oil will likely remain low.

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