(WSYR-TV) — After weeks of declining gas prices, drivers are paying more at the pump both in the Empire State and across the country, according to AAA. 

The national average for a gallon of gas is $4.12, which is up four cents compared to last week. Here in New York, drivers are paying $4.23 on average for a gallon of gas. That is five cents higher than last week. Last year at this time, drivers were paying $2.93 per gallon in New York and $2.89 in the rest of the country. 

Here is a look at what AAA says is the average price for gas across Central and Western New York: 

  • Batavia – $4.21 (down 2 cents from last week) 
  • Buffalo – $4.21 (down 2 cents from last week) 
  • Elmira – $4.21 (up 8 cents from last week) 
  • Ithaca – $4.21 (up 2 cents from last week) 
  • Rochester – $4.28 (up 1 cent from last week) 
  • Rome – $4.25 (up 3 cents from last week) 
  • Syracuse – $4.24 (up 3 cents from last week) 
  • Watertown – $4.25 (up 1 cent from last week)