Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.76/gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Modesto during the past week, prices on July 31 were 24.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 8.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 18.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on July 31 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.51/gallon in 2016, $3.33 in 2015, $3.85 in 2014, $3.81 in 2013 and $3.70/gallon in 2012.
Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $2.82/gallon, flat from last week’s price; Oakland - $2.98, also flat from last week’s price; and San Jose - $2.95/gallon, up 1.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.93/gallon.
“The upward climb at pumps across the country has largely continued as crude oil prices rallied and stand within striking distance of $50 per barrel,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. “The rise in oil has come due to unrest and concern over the political outlook in Venezuela, a major supplier of crude oil to the U.S., due as well to Saudi Arabia’s export cut to six million barrels per day.”
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