The average price per gallon of gas in Rockford rose 5.9 cents over the last week to reach $3.73.
According to GasBuddy.com's daily survey of nearly 140 local retailers, that price is 19.2 cents higher than it was on the same day last year and 4.0 cents higher than it was just last month.
Nationally, the price increased 3.4 cents per gallon to an average of $3.59, which is 7.2 cents higher than last year and 9.2 cents higher than last month.
"The national average has zoomed higher in the last week, regaining some upward momentum and bringing us to the highest national average so far this year," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "As we get very near the final shift to summer spec gasoline, we're seeing prices continue to creep higher in many communities across the country. GasBuddy last week released a forecast for what motorists should expect this summer, and to summarize, we expect prices nationally between April and September to average out to $3.52/gal, which would be slightly under the same period last year."
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