BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It's a classic case of supply and demand being fueled by a global epidemic. Gas prices are falling fast across the country.
According to AAA, drivers in about a quarter of the country's states are seeing gas under $2/gallon. The national average is at $2.19, the lowest it has been since December 2016.
Prices are plummeting, down 13 cents in just a week.
You can see those prices dropping right here in Kern County.
The average price in Kern County sits around $3.33, according to AAA. That's just above the California average of $3.25.
According to Gasbuddy.com, the lowest prices in Bakersfield can be found at the Costco locations on Rosedale or Panama. You can fill up at either for just $2.75.
Oil prices are not only being impacted by the coronavirus, which is cutting the demand for gas as people stay home, but also a price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.