By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Region Sees Gas Prices On The Rise
gas pump

Modesto gas prices have risen 8.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/gallon on Monday, Sept. 23, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations. Gas prices in Modesto are 5.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, and also stand 5.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $3.05/gallon on Sept. 23 while the most expensive was $3.99, a difference of 94.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state found on Monday was $3.03 while the highest was $5.99, a difference of $2.96/gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country on Monday was reported at $1.79/gallon while the most expensive was $5.99, a difference of $4.20/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 8.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.66 on Sept. 23. The national average is up 7.3 cents per gallon from a month ago, yet stands 17.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $3.49, up 6.2 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.43; Oakland - $3.74, up 11.0 cents from $3.63; and San Jose - $3.69, up 11.6 cents from last week’s $3.58/gallon.

“For the first time in ten weeks the national average has risen, and certainly not just a small increase but a very noticeable rise on the heels of attacks on Saudi Arabia that knocked out five percent of daily oil production,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “As hurricane season continues to also be active, there are risks that may continue to push gas prices slightly higher in coming weeks before we get clear of such issues.”

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