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Gasoline soars to about $6 per gallon in Stanislaus County. Where to buy the cheapest gas?

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Gasoline prices are hovering around $6 per gallon in the Modesto area, as the cost has risen more than 90 cents since a month ago, according to GasBuddy.

The average for Modesto was $5.97 per gallon Monday after the price surged 55.6 cents in the past week.

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Stimulus checks for gas? Here’s what could be coming your way.

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Americans already faced searing inflation when gas prices surged to an all-time high earlier this month. Now, some lawmakers want the federal government to offer stimulus payments or rebate checks to help reduce the pain at the pump.

Families with two children could get as much $300 per month as long as the nation's average gas price exceeds $4 a gallon, according to one new bill proposed by Reps. Mike Thompson of California, John Larson of Connecticut and Lauren Underwood of Illinois. All three lawmakers are Democrats.

And on Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom said he's proposing to send direct payments of $400 per vehicle to state residents, with a cap of two vehicles. Pending approval from California lawmakers, the checks could arrive as soon as July, the statement said. Drivers in California face some of the highest gas prices in the nation, with the state average at $5.87 per gallon on Wednesday, according to AAA.

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