Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all motorists this holiday season; the gas prices have dropped significantly in the past week.

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Billings is now $3.59 a gallon, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Initially, the analysts didn’t predict a fast and big drop in gas prices but that’s proving not to be the case, thankfully.

Billings and surrounding areas have enjoyed a drop of more than 20 cents a gallon in the past seven days.

This current downward price trend for gasoline may very well continue throughout the holiday season.