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Oil prices crash to historic lows amidst lockdown

A Circle K gas station off of I-12 in Baton Rouge displays its gas prices. Gas stations around the country post prices under 2 dollars as the price of crude oil reaches historic lows.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

U.S. oil prices plunged to a historic low of below 0 dollars a barrel, causing gas prices around the country to continue their sharp decline. According to AAA’s website, Louisiana’s average gas price as of April 20 is $1.666 a gallon, which has fallen nearly 20 cents from March’s average of $1.94...