Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Modesto during the past week, prices Sunday were 60.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 0.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 92.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
“Gasoline prices are poised to begin declining at a faster pace after staying relatively steady across much of the U.S. this past week,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst. “While oil prices saw a major jump last Friday, I do not believe it will interrupt expected relief that will soon show up at many pumps across the country. Fundamentally, oil prices in the $60s are over-valued and with production of crude oil remaining at multi-decade highs, we will not see the national average advance much past where it already has been. In fact, where gasoline prices have soared the most in the last two months, coming relief will be notable, and peak gasoline prices in many places have already been observed. With forecasts pointing to a quiet hurricane season, the latter months of the summer look ideal for hitting the road.”
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