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Gas Price Down For Week, Up Over The Past Month

Average gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 10.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.24/gallon as of Monday, Feb. 13, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are 29.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 12.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 7.3 cents in the last week and stands at $4.53 per gallon, the lowest level since March 5, 2022.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.93/gallon while the most expensive was $4.99, a difference of $1.06/gallon. The lowest price in the state was $3.59 while the highest was $6.51, a difference of $2.92/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 7.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.37/gallon. The national average is up 10.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 10.2 cents per gallon lower 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 - $4.32/gallon, down 5.2 cents from last week’s $4.37; Oakland - $4.57, down 5.8 cents from $4.63; and San Jose- $4.57, down 4.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.61/gallon.

“For a second straight week, the national average price of gasoline has declined, alongside the price of diesel which has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a year,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “While diesel prices likely have a long way to fall as inventories continue to improve, gasoline prices in some areas have gone up in the last weeks as the transition to summer gasoline is just around the corner. In addition, GasBuddy data shows that gasoline demand has risen for the third straight week, a trend that will likely continue as we gradually see temperatures warm and the heart of winter moves to the rear view. Also, refinery maintenance season will soon be in full force, likely putting upward pressure on prices. On average, gasoline prices rise between 35 and 85 cents per gallon between March and Memorial Day, so motorists seeing prices fall should enjoy the declines while they last.”

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.