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Gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.84/gallon, according to GasBuddy.

“Last week saw a brief and fairly tame rise in the national average, brought on mainly by a select few states where gas prices tend to be volatile. Overall, it was a mostly stable week with some up and down movement state-by-state, but now we await the changeover to winter gasoline that happens Sept. 15 for some relief at the pump,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

Average gasoline prices on Sept. 10 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $3.01/gallon in 2017, $2.55 in 2016, $2.84 in 2015, $3.68 in 2014 and $3.76/gallon in 2013.

Including the change locally during the past week, prices as Sunday were 38.4 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 0.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has dropped 2.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 18.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $3.44/gallon, down 0.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.44; Oakland - $3.66, unchanged from last week; and San Jose - $3.64, up 0.9 cents from last week’s $3.63/gallon.

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