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Modesto gas prices have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44/gallon as of Aug. 26, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations. Gas prices in Modesto are 7.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 11.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto is priced at $3.12/gallon while the most expensive is $4.09, a difference of 97.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state on Aug. 26 was $2.78 while the highest was $5.75, a difference of $2.97/gallon. The cheapest price in the entire country stood at $1.67/gallon while the most expensive was $5.75, a difference of $4.08/gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.58. The national average is down 16.3 cents per gallon from a month ago, and stands 25.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $3.32/gallon, down 6.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.38; Oakland - $3.60, down 3.2 cents from $3.63; and San Jose - $3.51/gallon, down 2.2 cents from last week’s $3.54/gallon.

“With Labor Day around the corner, motorists will see the cheapest end to the summer since 2016, a great send-off to wrap up the summer driving season, but more good news likely lay ahead for motorists,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Gas prices will likely decline even more substantially starting in mid-September as most of the nation begins the transition back to cheaper winter gasoline starting September 16. Fall will bring plenty of falling gas prices, so long as there remains turmoil between the U.S. and China.”

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