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Survey Sees Price Drop
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Gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09/gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.22/gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on Jan. 7 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.91/gallon in 2018, $2.61 in 2017, $2.55 in 2016, $2.47 in 2015 and $3.55/gallon in 2014.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices on Jan. 7 were 17.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 16.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 19.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $3.17/gallon, down 5.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.22; Oakland - $3.41, down 2.7 cents from $3.44; and San Jose - $3.40, down 1.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.42.

“After a brief hiccup that saw the nation’s average gas price rise for two days last week, the overall trend remains in favor of lower gas prices, even as oil prices have rallied. The window for cheap gas prices continues to close, however, and by mid-February will likely be completely closed, so do take advantage of the low prices while they last,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

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