TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Drivers hitting the road this Thanksgiving will be greeted by the highest prices at the pump in nearly a decade.
Although gas prices are rising, people are still traveling for the holidays due to not being able to travel last year because of the pandemic.
This year's pre-Thanksgiving gas price is 62% above the same point last year.
"I used to put the supreme gas in my vehicles, but I had to stop doing that,” Lemuel Oliver said. “I switched back to regular gas because the prices are so high."
President Joe Biden ordered the release of millions of barrels of stored oil to slow down rising gas prices.
But he said it will take weeks before the barrels hit the market and bring prices down.
"I remember I could fill up for $20 twice a week, and now it's like $20 a day,” Jaden Willis said.