Way way back in early 2020, Coronavirus/COVID-19 was ramping up in a big ugly way. There was no vaccine, and information about how to keep from getting it was confusing, sometimes contradictory, and rife with quack remedies (those mostly propagated by TFG). The virus itself was a lot harsher, and the real medical treatments were (in retrospect) sometimes making the symptoms worse.
Everyone was freaking out, and business were shutting down left and right. Those who could work from home did. Because of this, there was a LOT less vehicular traffic. The air and water got cleaner, and gas prices plummeted when demand fell off the chart. FOX "News" apparently saw this as problem, saying that low prices were hurting gas stations
. Ultimately, the plummeting prices due to lack of demand caused OPEC to slash production, so that the supply and demand balance helped maintain the profits for the Saudis (and global oil companies).