Sacramento-area gas prices have sunk to their lowest levels of the year.
National gas price tracker GasBuddy.com put the average price of gas in the area on Monday at $3.43 a gallon, down from $3.52 last week.
The current at-the-pump price is 26 cents per gallon lower than one month ago and 7 cents cheaper than one year ago.
Nationally, GasBuddy said, Monday's average price of gas is $3.33 a gallon 13 cents lower than last month but 4 cents higher than a year ago.
Despite recent declines, GasBuddy said 2012 will go down as the year with the highest-ever average cost for gasoline in the United States, topping last year's average of $3.51 per gallon.