This weekend, millions of drivers are expected to hit the road, but gas prices are going to be higher than in years past.
AAA estimates around 2 million North Carolinians will hit the roads and more than likely have to stop at the pump before doing so.
Unfortunately, we are seeing this highest gas prices for Memorial Day weekend since 2014.
There is not an exact reason as to why, but according to gas buddy there are a few factors.
Every year, more and more Americans are driving around the summer months while supply and demand are constantly climbing.
More recently, since the white house’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, we have seen prices increase almost immediately.
No matter the reason, this has some drivers frustrated, but not concerned,
“The difference in a tank of gas for me is like 5 or 6 bucks so it’s not really a deal breaker for me at the moment,” said Keeden Hopkins, a Greenville resident.
“But if it starts getting super high, I’ll start thinking about carpooling whenever I take trips and stuff like that.”
There are some saving programs in our area that can help save a few dollars at the pump.
From the ‘My Sheetz Card’ to the Harris Teeter grocery to fuel program you can save over time or instantly at the pump.
Right now, the average price of gas in our area is $2.76.