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PRICE CHECK: Gas prices continue to fall in southern Arizona

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 11:21:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — No, your eyes are not deceiving you! Gas prices in southern Arizona continue to fall, even as low as $1.65 per gallon as of April 27th.

The low gas prices stem from oil prices being so low that producers are willing to pay people to take barrels off their hands. That's an effect from the stay-at-home orders in effect across the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oil industry analysts say it’s hard for producers to simply stop pumping. That could damage the oil wells and leave oil stuck in the ground just when we need it to help drive the economy.

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