Fears about coronavirus are leading to a drop in gasoline prices in Missouri and across the nation. With tens of millions of people quarantined in China, fewer people are using fuel, dramatically lowering demand. Rose White, with Triple-A auto club, says crude oil prices have dropped nine-dollars a barrel during the past two weeks.

Missouri’s current average of 2.16 a gallon is 27-cents below the national average. A couple of stations in the Fort Leonard Wood currently are selling regular gasoline at $1.97.9 a gallon.