The gas tank on her car was nearly full when Amy Burns of Albany looked up and noticed the price on the pump.
"I just looked at it and I was shocked," she said, as she hung up the pump at the rest area on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton Tuesday afternoon.
When she left New York, she filled up with gas at a cost of about $3.72 a gallon, but on the Pike she paid $3.81 for regular.
Her compact car gets good mileage but even so, the price was a bit much, she said.
Headed into the July Fourth weekend, predictions are that gas prices will be the highest they have been since 2008, according to www.GasBuddy.com.