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Region Sees Rise In Gas Prices
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Modesto gas prices have risen 11.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44/gallon on April 1, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations. Gas prices in Modesto are 35.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, and stand 12.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto is priced at $3.09/gallon today while the most expensive is $3.89/gallon, a difference of 80 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state on April 1 was $2.92/gallon while the highest was $4.99, a difference of $2.07. The cheapest price in the entire country stood at $1.75/gallon while the most expensive was $4.99/gallon, a difference of $3.24.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.69/gallon. The national average is up 26.5 cents per gallon from a month ago, and stands 3.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $3.46/gallon, up 9.1 cents from last week’s $3.37; Oakland - $3.61, up 9.7 cents from $3.51; and San Jose - $3.63, up 11.3 cents from last week’s $3.52/gallon.

“There’s no fooling motorists, gas prices have continued to surge. For the seventh straight week the national average has continued to rise, unabated, due to seasonal impacts,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “The run-up this spring has felt worse than prior years, and thus far, the national average is up nearly 50 cents per gallon from our 2019 low. Unfortunately, this is a rut we’ll be stuck in yet for at least a few more weeks.”

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