Modesto gas prices have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.02/gallon as of Monday, Aug. 10, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations. Gas prices in Modesto are 5.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 42.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Modesto was priced at $2.71/gallon on Monday while the most expensive was $3.49, a difference of 78.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state on Aug. 10 was $2.49 while the highest was $4.99, a difference of $2.50/gallon.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.16/gallon. The national average is down 3.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 47.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices include: Stockton - $3.06/gallon, down 1.6 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.08; Oakland - $3.26, up 1.4 cents from last week’s $3.24; and San Jose - $3.24, up 0.7 cents from last week’s $3.23/gallon.
“Gas prices have remained in very familiar territory for the sixth straight week as gasoline demand fell slightly last week, keeping oil prices confined as forces prevent it from falling under $39 but also from breaching $42 per barrel. However, as summer begins to fade, demand recovery may be limited, and there’s a possibility we may see more downside potential in the last quarter of the year,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Traditionally, gasoline demand weakens into the autumn, and as the coronavirus situation keeps more kids home and more parents from work, we may see a drop in gas prices as we progress through fall. However, since no one can predict when we may rebound from the coronavirus situation, nothing long-term is set in stone, but we are on track for a seventh straight week of stable gas prices.”
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