For the third straight week, gas prices in Rockford have fallen once again.
Our regional average currently sits at $2.27 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. That includes a drop of almost a nickel since just last week. It’s the lowest Rockford’s average has been since we were under $2 on January 1st.
Despite our lowest rate in months, Rockford’s average is still above the national average, which currently sits at $2.18 per gallon.
“The gas price slide across much of the nation has continued for the third straight week,” said Will Speer, GasBuddy’s senior petroleum analyst for the Midcontinent and Southwest. “Planned fall refinery maintenance had put the Midwest in the spotlight as the region hardest hit with refinery rate reductions, but as we reach November, refinery maintenance projects are beginning to wrap up.
Prices in Rockford are 74 cents per gallon lower than on the same day one year ago.