Pump Prices Still Rising
Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Modesto during the past week, prices Sunday were 44.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 30.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 48.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on Sept. 11 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.57/gallon in 2016, $2.83 in 2015, $3.68 in 2014, $3.80 in 2013 and $4.09/gallon in 2012.
Areas near Modesto and their current gas price climate include: Stockton - $3.02/gallon, up 3.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.99; Oakland - $3.19, up 3.1 cents per gallon; San Jose - $3.18, up 3.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.14/gallon.