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Holiday Travel, Gas Prices Both Rise
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Modesto gas prices have risen slightly, up just 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.16/gallon as of July 6, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Gas prices in Modesto are 3.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.21/gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.75/gallon on Tuesday, July 6 while the most expensive was $4.59, a difference of 84.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state Tuesday was $3.56/gallon while the highest was $6.29, a difference of $2.73/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $3.12/gallon. The national average is up 7.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 94.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $4.14/gallon, down 3.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.18; Oakland - $4.33, down 0.6 cents per gallon from $4.34; San Jose - $4.35/gallon, up 0.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.34/gallon.

“Gasoline demand over the holiday weekend certainly did not disappoint as millions of Americans flooded the roads for the long weekend, guzzling down gasoline at a clip not seen in years, and in the process, we could have set new all-time records for consumption,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “For now, with imbalances in supply and demand continuing, motorists will continue digging deeper to pay for gasoline as prices are likely headed nowhere but up until global supply starts to catch up with the continued surge in demand.”

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