ROCKFORD (WIFR) - Average Rockford gas prices have fallen almost three cents per gallon this week, bringing the average to $3.91 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy.com, Rockford gas prices are 18 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and 23 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
The national average has decreased by almost three cents as well, bringing the price down nationwide to $3.65 per gallon. That's 16 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and exactly the same as a year ago.
"Believe it or not, many areas saw gasoline prices declining ahead of the long weekend," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. "The best news for motorists is that June typically brings some relief at the pump compared to where prices peaked in May."