Pump Prices Dip Slightly
Local motorists are happy to see a continued drop – although small – in gas prices around the region.
Gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/gallon Sunday, according to Gasb uddy’s daily survey of 201 stations in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.1 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.85/ gallon, according to GASBUDDY.
Average gasoline prices on Aug. 13 in Modesto have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.81/gallon in 2017, $2.42 in 2016, $3.18 in 2015, $3.79 in 2014 and $3.72/gallon in 2013.
Including the change locally during the past week, prices on Aug. 12 were 58.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 10.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 3.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 50.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.