Rockford Gas Prices Still Higher Than Rest of Nation

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/07 2014 11:03AM

Updated 04/07 2014 11:04AM

ROCKFORD - Stateline drivers are paying a premium to fill up their tanks.

Despite gas prices dropping another two cents in the past week, Rockford drivers are spending on average $3.65/g, ten cents higher than the national average.

Analysts say for those looking to take a spring vacation, do it sooner rather than later.

"[Travelers[ may be greeted with rising prices to the tune of 10-20 cents per gallon over the next two weeks" says's Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.  "[Still], prices shouldn't be holding many back from hitting the road.

Gas prices are five cents higher than this time last year.

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