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Gas prices could hit 99 cents in some states due to coronavirus and supplies, expert says

Gas prices have been trending sharply downward for the past few weeks, but could go much lower according to

Gas Buddy analyst Patrick De Haan said on Monday that the national average could soon hit $1.99, with $1.49 on the horizon and some stations potentially pricing a gallon of regular as low as 99 cents.

The last time prices dropped below $1.60 was in December 2008 during the financial crisis, after falling from a July high of $4.10.