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Motorists Enjoy Lower Prices At Gas Pumps
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Continuing the recent downward trend, gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.36/gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on Dec. 17 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.90/gallon in 2017, $2.46 in 2016, $2.39 in 2015, $2.65 in 2014 and $3.42/gallon in 2013.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices Monday were 25.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 31.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 26.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 5.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $3.21/gallon, down 13.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.35/gallon; Oakland - $3.49, down 4.6 cents from $3.54; San Jose - $3.44, down 6.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.50.

“For the tenth straight week, gas prices have been in a state of decline, falling to the lowest level since prior to Hurricane Harvey in 2017 to the mid $2.30s with now 31 states with at least one gas station selling gasoline under $2 per gallon, saving motorists hundreds of millions of dollars versus prices just two months ago,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

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GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 75 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline. 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 70 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms. For more information, visit