Gas prices dip below $1 in Minnesota as demand drops

Concerns over the novel coronavirus have prompted government officials to issue stay at home orders and restrict travel.

All across the country, from Los Angeles to New York City, streets and highways are abandoned and city skylines that are usually shrouded in a hazy layer of smog are surrounded by pristine blue skies.

The lack of travel all equates to a lack of demand for gas, and as demand has plummeted, so has the price. In Minnesota, gas prices are reportedly dropping below $1 in some places, according to information from

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In towns such as Red Wing and Lakeville, gas is going for $1 per gallon, and at wholesale stores in Maple Grove, Coon Rapids and Fridley, gas prices are hovering around $1.30.

In Minneapolis, the cheapest gas you'll find is at the BP on Lyndale Avenue and 36th Street. Right now it's going for $1.59 a gallon.

According to GasBuddy, the average gas price in Minnesota is $1.82. Meanwhile, Wisconsin is averaging just $1.53 a gallon — second only to Oklahoma.