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Area Sees Pump Price Increase
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Gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.03/gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that is unchanged versus last week to $2.25/gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on Jan. 28 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.99/gallon in 2018, $2.60 in 2017, $2.30 in 2016, $2.26 in 2015 and $3.42/gallon in 2014.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices were 3.7 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 12.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 2.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate: Stockton - $3.05/gallon, down 3.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.09; Oakland - $3.30, down 3.5 cents from last week’s $3.34; and San Jose - $3.29, down 2.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.31/gallon.

“The national average saw limited upward movement in the last week, while the lowest price stations overall were the locations that saw prices tick higher. The percent of gas stations in the U.S. selling under $2 per gallon fell from 37 percent to 27 percent over the last week as oil prices hold above $53 per barrel,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “We’re also starting to see early refineries begin seasonal maintenance, which may aid prices moving higher in the weeks ahead.”

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