Average gasoline prices in Modesto were unchanged in the last week, averaging $5.68/gallon Monday, May 16 according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are 32.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.68/gallon higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has risen 3.0 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.55 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $5.25/gallon on May 16 while the most expensive was $6.39, a difference of $1.14/gallon. The lowest price in the state was $5.03 while the highest was $7.83, a difference of $2.80/gallon.
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $5.81/gallon, Oakland - $6.03 and San Jose - $6.03/gallon, all unchanged from last week.
The national average price of gasoline was also unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.46/gallon. The national average is up 39.1 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.43/gallon higher 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.
“Those filling their tanks last week saw another jolt at the pump, as both gasoline and diesel prices continued their multi-week rally,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “New records continued to be set on a near daily basis as the national average edges even closer to $4.50 per gallon … demand continues to edge higher and inventories of both gasoline and diesel continue to decline, temperatures warm and motorists get back outside and we near the Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer driving season. While the increases may start to slow in the days ahead as pump prices catch up to oil, there isn’t much reason to be optimistic that we’ll see a plunge any time soon.”
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