Average gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.04/gallon as of Jan. 16, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 37.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 7.2 cents in the last week and stands at $4.56 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.65/gallon while the most expensive was $4.89, a difference of $1.24/gallon. The lowest price in the state on Jan. 16 was $3.29 while the highest was $7.48, a difference of $4.19/gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.28/gallon. The national average is up 14.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 2.2 cents per gallon lower than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $4.05/gallon, up 5.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.00; Oakland - $4.32, up 0.9 cents from last week’s $4.32; and San Jose - $4.33, down 4.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.37/gallon.
“We’ve seen somewhat of a mixed week at the pump with some states seeing gasoline prices rise, while others have stabilized for the time being. The good news as of late has been the continued decline in average diesel prices, which fell over a penny per day last week,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Gas prices may nudge up slightly in the week ahead in some areas, while others could hold flat. The window on price drops however, appears to be coming up on the horizon as we get closer to what’s likely to be a significant refinery maintenance period ahead of summer.”
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