Analyst expects slight drop in gas prices for Great Lakes area

Analysts anticipate a drop in weekly gas prices up -- a dip up to 30 cent per gallon.

Gas prices reaching record highs this summer could experience a slight dip next week, according to gas analysts. reports a volatile market as gas price averages released Monday increase along with weekly national averages.

Analysts said this could change next week with gas prices declining up to 30 cents per gallon when Exxon Mobil Corp. reopens its refinery in Joliet, Ill. for gasoline production. Analysts said it could provide relief for neighboring states including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

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