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Kentucky gas station sells out after lowering price to 99 cents per gallon

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The coronavirus pandemic isn't just spurring shoppers to clear out toilet paper from stores — it also led one Kentucky gas station to let drivers fuel up for 99 cents a gallon.

The Spur Oil gas station at 815 North Laurel Road in London, Kentucky, temporarily sold out of gas Thursday morning after the store announced on Facebook Monday night that it would be dropping its price for regular unleaded to 99 cents, an employee told The Courier Journal. 

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"During this DIFFICULT time we would like to give back to our COMMUNITY by offering LOWER FUEL PRICES at .99 cents for UNLEADED, as long as we can," the post reads. "At this time we are ONLY offering this price at our #7 Location in Laurel County. We are open 24/7.. #TEAMKENTUCKY #ShopLocal #GiveBack"

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Gas prices have continually dropped across the United States, with Thursday's national price average at $2.196 per gallon. In Kentucky, that average is at $1.911.

A gasoline truck was on its way to the Spur Oil gas station in London on Thursday morning to replenish the store's supply, an employee said.

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