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Region Continues To See Slight Pump Price Decline
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Average gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.00/gallon, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are 22.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 75.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has declined 2.0 cents in the last week and stands at $5.02 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $4.65/gallon on Sept. 5 while the most expensive was $5.59, a difference of 94.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state Sept. 5 was $4.32 while the highest was $7.39, a difference of $3.07/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.75/gallon. The national average is down 29.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 57.6 cents per gallon higher 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 - $5.08, down 5.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.13; Oakland - $5.30/gallon, down 4.5 cents from $5.35; and San Jose - $5.24, down 5.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.29/gallon.

“The national average has declined for 12 straight weeks, the longest tally since 2018, and it could soon eclipse that mark if we see two more weeks of decline. Though, that may be more challenging given OPEC’s decision to cut oil production,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “For now, price movements will be contingent on where you are, with California seeing some minor increases, while the Great Lakes could see an upward move as BP’s refinery outage has had an impact on supplies. In the Gulf and Rockies, prices may continue to fall, so a very mixed bag for motorists in the week ahead. In addition, there are several disturbances in the Atlantic to keep an eye on, but we do switch back to cheaper winter gasoline in just over a week which should provide some additional relief.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data. 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