Gasoline prices in New York state remain about the same this week.

That's according to the latest survey by AAA Northeast.

Regional General Manager Ed Welsh says despite a three cent average increase nationally, gas prices in New York state remain relatively stable.

AAA's October 1 survey of prices in New York State finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.99 per gallon. The state price is about ten cents higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.88. A year ago at this time, the average price in New York State was 25 cents lower at $2.74.

The average price in the Utica-Rome area is $2.94 a gallon, which is down about a penny from last week.

Welsh says AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area