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Pump Prices Dip Slightly
Gas Buddy

Modesto gas prices have fallen a penny per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.77/gallon as of April 19, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Gas prices in Modesto are 5.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.27/gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.27 while the most expensive was $4.24, a difference of 97.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state as of April 19 was $3.09/gallon while the highest was $5.79, a difference of $2.70/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline is unchanged in the last week, averaging $2.85/gallon. The national average is down 2.2 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.07/gallon higher than a year ago.

“Gas prices have remained largely stable in the last week across much of the country with the exception of the West Coast, where prices in some areas continue to advance, mainly in California as summer gasoline and healthy demand have boosted prices, but for everyone else, we’re far removed from the fast pace of increases we saw earlier this year,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Gasoline demand has given up ground for the second straight week, likely due to some areas seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, and as spring break plans conclude. The next trend in gas prices isn’t evident just yet, we may see additional slight sideways moves in the weeks ahead, until either demand starts to increase notably again, or we see the opposite.”

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