Average gas prices in Rockford are down more than a cent since the beginning of last week.
Both Rockford’s rate and the national rate have dropped over the last seven days. Rockford’s average rate is down 1.3¢ at $2.56 per gallon, while the national rate is down 3.5¢ at $2.57 per gallon.
In Rockford, prices are about even from this time last month, while nearly 40¢ higher than last February.
The highest the region has seen over the past five years was back in 2013, when an average gallon of gas cost $3.74. Cheapest was in 2016 at $1.52.