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Travelers See Lower Prices At Area Pumps

Average gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.65/gallon on Monday, Nov. 20, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are 55.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 32.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 6.9 cents in the last week and stands at $4.28 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $4.11/gallon as of Nov. 20 while the most expensive was $5.99, a difference of $1.88/gallon. The lowest price in the state was $3.65 while the highest was $7.79, a difference of $4.14/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27/gallon. The national average is down 25.9 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 36.9 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 - $4.52/gallon, down 7.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.59; Oakland - $4.93, down 14.7 cents from $5.08; and San Jose - $4.87, down 10.9 cents per gallon from $4.98/gallon.

Historical gasoline prices in Modesto and the national average going back 10 years show the highest average in Modesto coming in at $4.97 per gallon on Nov. 20, 2022 and the lowest average of $2.43 per gallon registered on Nov. 20, 2016. Nationwide, the highest average on Nov. 20 was $3.64 per gallon in 2022 and the lowest was $2.09 in 2015.

“As millions of Americans gear up to hit the road for Thanksgiving, the national average is seeing its longest streak of declines in over a year, reaching a ninth straight week as gas prices fall to their lowest since January,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “GasBuddy now counts over 65,000 stations with a price of $2.99 per gallon or lower, while 11 states are seeing average prices below $3. The fall in gas prices, largely seasonal due to weakening gasoline demand, could extend for another week or two, leading to potentially the lowest gas prices since 2021 by Christmas.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data. 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.