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Gas Prices On Decline
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Gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 10.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.43/gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on Dec. 3 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $3.00/gallon in 2017, $2.38 in 2016, $2.46 in 2015, $2.85 in 2014 and $3.39/gallon in 2013.

“Motorists finally have something to be excited about: gas prices plummeting, with at least one gas station in 27 states offering a gallon of gasoline at $1.99 per gallon or less. The national average stands at its lowest point of 2018 having fallen nearly 50 cents since the start of October, keeping nearly $200 million in the pockets of Americans every single day, acting as an economic stimulus ahead of the holidays,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $3.40/gallon, down 9.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.49; Oakland - $3.59, down 6.8 cents from $3.65; and San Jose - $3.56, down 6.2 cents from last week’s $3.62/gallon.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices as of Dec. 3 were 30.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 24.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 31.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 75 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowd-sourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 70 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of gas station amenities and services. The app and website have the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on all mobile platforms. For more information, visit