CHICAGO (CBS) — Gas prices normally spike during the summer driving season, but this year they have been plummeting.
As of Monday morning, the average price of a gallon of gas in Illinois was 32 cents cheaper than a month ago, according to the AAA Motor Club.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Weather Continues; Frost Advisory South Of Chicago
That’s the third largest month-over-month drop across the nation.
According to GasBuddy.com, the Chicago area average on Monday was about $2.78.READ MORE: Churches, Community Groups Hold Mother's Day Ceremony For Justice For Black And Brown People Killed By Police
Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said she expects prices to go even lower.
“Crude oil prices are down dramatically, and U.S. refiners are putting out gasoline at near-maximum rates,” she said. “Unless crude oil prices jump back up, I think we’ll see another dime or more in the near future.”