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Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.96/gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Modesto during the past week, prices Monday were 55.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 19.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 15.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 60.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on May 29 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $3.03/gallon in 2017, $2.68 in 2016, $3.41 in 2015, $4.01 in 2014 and $3.92/gallon in 2013.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate: Stockton - $3.64/gallon, up 2.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.61; Oakland - $3.75, up 2.0 cents from last week’s $3.73; and San Jose - $3.76, up 2.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.74/gallon.

“As the summer driving season gets underway, there’s reason to be optimistic and perhaps happy: OPEC appears ready to raise crude oil production to meet higher global demand, dashing at least for now, the likelihood of seeing the national average hit that ugly $3/gallon mark,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “For now, the national average peaked just under that level.”

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