Patrick DeHaan is a Senior Petroleum Analyst with the website GasBuddy.com.
He explains that wholesale gas prices are starting to go down -
a reduction that consumers will eventually see at the pumps.
"Stations that are replenishing are looking at a much lower
cost than they were the day before and that will allow them to
start lowering their price."
But DeHaan says - just how low prices go will be mixed.
"It may be big drops, it may be gradual. Stations may not
lower their price very quickly if their stuck with gasoline that
they bought at a much higher price."
Another factor that may bring down prices soon is Governor
Jerry Brown's decision to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold in
California earlier than usual. Winter-blend gas typically isn't
sold until after October 31.