Rockford gas prices continue to climb, now nearing $2.50 per gallon.
The local rate rose 4.8¢ in the past week, to bring the average to $2.44 per gallon. That compares nationally to a rate of $2.36 per gallon, which is up nearly 4¢ itself in the past week.
Illinois state-wide average sits at $2.53 per gallon.
Rockford’s rate last year on this date was $2.72. The highest it’s been in the past 5 years was back in 2013, when it was $4.11 per gallon.