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State, National Prices Rising At Gas Pumps
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Modesto gas prices have risen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.10/gallon on June 1, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Gas prices in Modesto are 21.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.36/gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.75/gallon as of Tuesday, June 1 while the most expensive was $4.49, a difference of 74.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state on June 1 was $3.31 while the highest was $5.39, a difference of $2.08/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.04/gallon. The national average is up 14.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.06/gallon higher than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $4.08/gallon, down 3.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.11; Oakland - $4.26, up 1.4 cents from last week’s $4.25; and San Jose - $4.26, up 3.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $4.23/gallon.

“With the summer driving season now officially begun, gas prices have clung to a $3 per gallon average on continued strong demand as Americans take to the roads amidst a continued economic recovery,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Through Sunday (May 30), U.S. gasoline demand was very strong over the weekend, with Friday and Sunday both setting new COVID records for gasoline consumption for their respective day of week, according to GasBuddy data. While gasoline demand continues to recover, oil production has only slowly started gaining momentum after a very challenging 2020 forced oil companies to take several steps backward as prices and demand plummeted last year. While oil production is now moving in the right direction, we’re in catch up mode to searing hot gasoline demand, and the imbalance has pushed prices up notably. For now, there’s little chance of a backslide in gas prices, but a larger chance that this summer could boast near-record gasoline demand as Americans hit the road, but remain mostly stuck to the U.S. due to overseas travel challenges that persist.”

GasBuddy is the authoritative voice for gas prices and the only source for station-level data spanning nearly two decades. 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. GasBuddy data is accessible at