Drivers continue to pay more at the pump.

Ed Welsh of AAA Central New York says the average price for a gallon of gas in the Utica-Rome market is $387 a gallon, up four cents from last week.

Welsh says we usually see prices decline during the summer driving season, but that hasn't been the case this year.

He says you can blame it on the turmoil in Iraq.

Welsh says we can expect to see prices continue to rise into the 4th of July weekend.

Last year at this time, we were paying $3.70 a gallon