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Fall Season Brings Slight Price Drop At Gas Pumps
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Modesto gas prices have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.22/gallon as of Monday, Sept. 13. That, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Gas prices in Modesto are 10.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.14/gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.79/gallon Monday while the most expensive was $4.69, a difference of 90.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state was $3.49 while the highest was $5.44, a difference of $1.95/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.15/gallon on Sept. 13. The national average is down 2.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 97.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $4.15/gallon, down 8.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.23; Oakland - $4.43, down 1.9 cents from $4.45; San Jose - $4.42, down 1.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.43/gallon.

“Sagging U.S. gasoline demand along with continued recovery after Hurricane Ida have helped gas prices edge slightly lower in most states from where they were a week ago. But with Tropical Storm Nicholas threatening another key area of refineries in Houston with significant rain, we could see the decline in prices hit the pause button,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “While Nicholas would appear to be a minor storm, we could see a deluge of water - the same issue that caused some significant damage in Ida’s wake to refineries in Louisiana. Combined with the earlier storm, Nicholas could make things more challenging. However, as gasoline demand has now fallen for four straight weeks, there is more breathing room even if some capacity does temporarily go offline. It’s too early to tell, clearly, but motorists should be aware.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at