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Slight decline seen at local gas pumps
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Average gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 8.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.17/gallon as of Monday, Jan. 22, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are unchanged versus a month ago and stand 18.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 2.1 cents in the last week and stands at $3.87 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.77/gallon while the most expensive was $5.19, a difference of $1.42/gallon. The lowest price in the state as of Jan. 22 was $3.52 while the highest was $7.79, a difference of $4.27/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.03/gallon. The national average is down 7.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 36.0 cents per gallon lower 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.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $4.12/gallon, down 14.5 cents from last week’s $4.26; Oakland - $4.44, down 10.3 cents from $4.55; and San Jose - $4.44/gallon, down 7.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.51/gallon.

“We continue to see gasoline prices bouncing off lows, only to re-test them again and again. While prices jumped in some places, it’s being offset by drops elsewhere, and that has kept alive the possibility of briefly seeing the national average fall to the lowest level since 2021,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “We remain just a nickel or so away from a $2.99 national average, and while the window of opportunity continues to slowly close, with refiners now starting the purge of winter gasoline on the West Coast, we still have a low-level chance of getting there.”

GasBuddy’s survey updates 288 times every day from the most diverse list of sources covering nearly 150,000 stations nationwide.