Gas prices are slowly coming down in the Rockford area.
According to RockfordGasPrices.com, drivers are now paying an average price of $3.90 per gallon of unleaded regular. That's down 6.3 cents from last week and leaves the Rockford area 11 cents higher than the national average.
"In the last few years, we've typically seen a seasonal downward trend at the gas pump as the cooler temperatures invade," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We just haven't seen any sort of real decline at the pump yet this autumn. This year has seen one of the warmest ever- temperatures and gasoline prices alike. High temperatures have been blamed on global warming, perhaps we're seeing a long term "pump warming" equivalent at retail pumps. Either way, the small drop in gasoline prices isn't to the satisfaction of many, and I don't see enough relief to satisfy the majority of American motorists any time soon," DeHaan said.
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