Gas prices in Rockford are back on the rise after holding steady last week.
According to GasBuddy.com, the average gallon of gas has gone up more than 7 cents, bringing the average to $2.81 a gallon. The increase is on par with the national trend, which saw a near 6 cent increase in the past week.
Prices in Rockford are 55 cents higher than they were at this time last year, and 18 cents higher than a month ago.
GasBuddy.com says that there's a strong chance of seeing crude oil prices continue in the upcoming weeks.