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Regional Pump Prices Show Slight Decline
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Average gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.32/gallon as of Monday, April 25, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 201 stations in Modesto. Prices in Modesto are 30.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.53/gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $4.83/gallon on April 25 while the most expensive was $6.09, a difference of $1.26/gallon. The lowest price in the state on April 25 was $4.65 while the highest was $8.15, a difference of $3.50/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.11/gallon. The national average is down 13.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.24/gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.

Historical gasoline prices in Modesto and the national average going back 10 years show the lowest local price was $2.42 per gallon on April 25, 2020 and the U.S. average on that date was $1.74/gallon. The highest price recorded in Modesto in the past 10 years was $4.07 per gallon in 2012, with the U.S. average then at $3.83 per gallon.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $5.44/gallon, down 3.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.47; Oakland - $5.69, down 2.8 cents from $5.72/gallon; and San Jose - $5.67, down 2.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $5.70/gallon.

“For the first time in over a month, the national average price of gasoline has risen. Primarily, this was due to oil prices that had jumped the prior week, pushing up the price that stations pay for fuel and thus causing them to raise prices,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “The rise has been quite tame in most areas, while others have continued to gently decline.”

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