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Pump Prices Up Slightly
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Trena Pacheco fills up her tank at the Arco gas station on Golden State Boulevard. While Arco has some of the cheapest prices in town, statewide, gas is the most expensive it’s been in five years (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).

Modesto gas prices have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.17/gallon as of Monday. Feb. 10, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations. Gas prices in Modesto are 1.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 13.8 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $2.89/gallon Monday while the most expensive was $3.69, a difference of 80.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state was $2.74 while the highest was $4.99, a difference of $2.25/gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country on Feb. 10 stood at $0.59/gallon while the most expensive was $101.90, a difference of $101.31/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.42/gallon. The national average is down 16.7 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 13.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $3.24/gallon, down 3.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.27; Oakland - $3.52, down 1.2 cents per gallon from $3.53; and San Jose - $3.46, down 2.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.48/gallon.

“The nation’s gas prices continue to fall to fresh lows as coronavirus fears continue to put a choke-hold on oil prices, leading to the fourth straight weekly decline in the national average,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “All but a handful of states saw their averages decline over the last seven days, leading to plenty of smiling faces.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the country. GasBuddy data is accessible at