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One Gallon of Milk Is Now Worth About Two Gallons of Oil: Chart

Crude oil is at a 12-year low and that means it’s even cheaper than milk.

The price of one gallon of West Texas Intermediate crude is equivalent to about half a gallon of Class III milk, the benchmark traded on the Chicago futures market. That’s the lowest ratio since 2004.

WTI dropped to $26.19 a barrel in intraday trading Wednesday, the lowest level since May 2003. That’s equivalent to 62 cents a gallon. Milk futures traded at $13.74 per 100 pounds, or $1.18 a gallon.

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