Motorists in the Utica-Rome market are now paying more for a gallon of gas than anywhere in upstate New York.

AAA's Ed Welsh say the average price hit $4 a gallon today.

Welsh says last year, we hit a high of $4.14 a gallon on April 14th and we could top that mark.

A year ago at this time, were paying an average of $3.86 a gallon.

The average nationwide price is $3.78 a gallon.