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Slight Gas Price Hike
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Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.52/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.19/gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Modesto during the past week, prices Monday were 36.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 7.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 7.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 21.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on Sept. 6 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.88/gallon in 2015, $3.69 in 2014, $3.70 in 2013, $4.09 in 2012 and $3.84/gallon in 2011.

Areas nearby Modesto and their current gas price climate Stockton - $2.56/gallon, down 0.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.56; Oakland - $2.68, down 0.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.68; San Jose - $2.69, down 1.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.70/gallon.

“With the summer driving season now behind us, what we see ahead looks terrific for motorists,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. “Demand decreases for gasoline will accelerate as we progress toward autumn, and combined with the return of winter gasoline next week Friday, gasoline prices will track lower more often than the opposite.”

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GasBuddy is the premiere source for real-time local gas prices. Founded in 2000, developed as an initiative to provide consumers access to local, current gas prices. Through the website and the free GasBuddy mobile app, users can find and share gas prices with fellow drivers, saving big money at the pump.