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State Gas Prices Drop
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Trena Pacheco fills up her tank at the Arco gas station on Golden State Boulevard. While Arco has some of the cheapest prices in town, statewide, gas is the most expensive it’s been in five years (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).

Modesto gas prices have fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.84/gallon as of Monday, Nov. 11, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations. Gas prices in Modesto are 21.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 32.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto is priced at $3.49/gallon while the most expensive is $4.29, a difference of 80.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state on Nov. 11 was $3.39 while the highest was $5.29, a difference of $1.90/gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country stood at $1.92/gallon on Nov. 11, while the most expensive was $5.49/gallon, a difference of $3.57 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.61 on Monday. The national average is down 3.5 cents per gallon from a month ago, and stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton  $3.90/gallon, down 6.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.96; Oakland - $4.07, down 3.0 cents from $4.10; and San Jose - $4.01, down 5.9 cents per gallon from $4.07/gallon.

“It looks like average gas prices in most areas saw a modest uptick again in the last week, for the second consecutive week on continued optimism over a China/U.S. trade deal and another decline in gasoline inventories, which pushed wholesale gas prices higher in most areas,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “About the only region that has seen some relief in recent days and will see prices drop notably will be the West Coast, but only after gas prices in those areas soared on refinery kinks, power outages and more. California will likely soon slide back under $4 per gallon while the Pacific Northwest – Washington and Oregon – see declines of 10 to 25 cents over coming weeks.”

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