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State Gas Prices Higher Than National Average
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Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32/gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Modesto during the past week, prices Sunday were 17.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 0.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on April 3 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.60/gallon in 2016, $2.98 in 2015, $3.82 in 2014, $3.88 in 2013 and $4.21/gallon in 2012.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate:

Stockton - $2.83/gallon, down 1.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.84/gallon; Oakland - $2.97, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.98; and San Jose - $3.01, down one cent from last week’s $3.02/gallon.

“We long anticipated seeing gasoline prices beginning to rise en masse in the spring, but uncharacteristically, it took until nearly April Fool’s Day for it to begin. There’ s no fooling this time - the rally in prices does seem to be more credible as oil and gasoline markets rebound,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for “Motorists should expect to see a more sustained upward trend at the pump through Memorial Day, but thankfully the seasonal rise could still be less severe than what we’ve seen in prior years.”

Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 60 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms. For more information, visit