Prices in Rockford are 64 cents per gallon lower than at this time last month ans 85 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Prices vary across the country. Local prices at the end of March represent a 54-cent decline from the beginning of the month, according to AAA.
It's the lowest price since February of 2016, specifically 1,496 days. But drivers are paying less than $1.99 at more than two-thirds of the gas stations in the USA, according to AAA data.
Michigan's most expensive gas price averages are in Marquette ($1.92), Traverse City ($1.83) and Ann Arbor ($1.81).
The average price per gallon in Escambia County was $1.91 Sunday night. AAA said until the impacts of the coronavirus subside and Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia end their crude price war, the cost of a barrel of oil will likely remain low. And there's an increasing supply because of a price war between major producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation. As of early Monday morning, a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude oil was trading down 96 cents per barrel to $20.55, down from $22.22 a week ago.
Gas prices have plummeted in recent weeks as state and local governments across the United States implement business shutdowns to curb the spread of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, a type of coronavirus that emerged in mainland China that causes COVID-19.
But most drivers aren't feeling a big boost to their budgets because of cheap gas, as the activity of ordinary life has ground almost to a halt under shelter-in-place orders and social distancing.