London gas prices drop below 70 cents

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Gas prices in London have dropped to levels not seen in a decade.

According to, prices in the city dipped below 70 cents a litre on Wednesday morning, with the average price hovering around 65.9 cents a litre.

The cheapest gas in London was reported at the north-end Costco, where fuel is selling for 59.9 cents a litre.

Compared to a week ago when the average price was 95.7 cents a litre, prices have plummeted roughly 30 cents.

The low prices are being attributed to a lack of demand due to COVID-19 business closures and social distancing measures, as well as a refusal by Saudi Arabia and Russia to decrease production.

Oil prices are at their lowest level since 2002, according to