ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Average gas prices in the Rockford area continue its decline this week by four cents per gallon. The average is currently $3.32 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy, Rockford's current average is 32 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 50 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
The national average measures slightly higher at $3.38 per gallon, which is also a four cent per gallon drop within a week. That price is 21 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 41 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
"The odds are very good that prices will continue to decline in most areas in the week ahead," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst, in a press release. "Much of the difference can be blamed on more active Atlantic waters last year that brought more storms."