Gas prices across the country are up over the past month and year, but prices in Rockford have dropped slightly over the last seven days.
Rates on Sunday in Rockford were 3.1¢ cheaper than last Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. A average rate for gas in Rockford currently is $2.88 per gallon. That’s dead even with the national rate.
On the same day last year, a gallon of gas locally cost $2.51. Just a month ago it was $2.81.
Surrounding metro areas are seeing similar rates. It Chicago a gallon of gas costs $3.01, in Madison $2.77 and in Milwaukee it’s $2.75.