If you bought gasoline in Rockford along Alpine for $2.59 a gallon, you paid 60 cents more than some of neighbors.While motorists are happy that gas prices are trending downward, not everyone is getting in on the best gas prices. Yes, within a five minute drive of Rockford, people are filling up for prices south of the $2 a gallon mark.

As any local knows, East State street and S. Alpine are always where you pay the most for gas, but I don't recall in recent memory a price difference by has much as 66 cents a gallon.

The place to go is Belvidere! Gas stations on the east side of town are offering gas as low as $1.93 a gallon

According to Gas Buddy here are the Top 4 lowest prices:

  • 1. BP on Logan Ave $1.93 (Belvidere)
  • 2. Speedway on Rt 20 & Crystal parkway $1.94 (Belvidere)
  • 2. Murphy USA (by Walmart) $1.94 (Belvidere)
  • 4. Fast Fuel  at Belvidere Rd and E- 6th Street $1.95 (Belvidere)

According to Gas Buddy here are the Top 3 highest prices:

  • Mobil - Alpine and Linden $2.59 (Rockford)
  • Phillips 66  - Linden and Alpine $2.59 (Rockford)
  • Shell - S. Alpine & American Rd $2.59 (Rockford)

Surprisingly, gas prices in much of the Chicago suburbs has been 30-40 cents lower than the Rockford area, despite having higher taxes. We have no explanation.