The average price per gallon of gas is 9.6 cents higher than it was just one week ago.
According to GasBuddy.com's daily survey of local gas outlets, the average price per gallon was $4.11 in the Rockford area on Sunday. That adds up to an increase of 54 cents compared to one year ago and 31.2 cents more than just one month ago.
Nationally, the price stayed stagnant last week at $3.64 per gallon, 7.8 cents higher than one year ago and 6.9 cents higher than one month ago.
"While the national average has seen little change in the last week, prices in the Great Lakes have skyrocketed. In many cities in that region, new all time record high prices have been set," GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said. "In areas that have featured skyrocketing gasoline prices amidst stable oil prices, refineries continue to be beset with shutdowns, maintenance, and other problems that have hampered production of gasoline and other products, leading to much higher prices. While these situations are difficult for motorists to digest, relief is on the way and will likely arrive in a few weeks."
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