Currently, the national average is at $2.96, and Friday's average gas prices in North Carolina are $2.80, according to AAA.
DeHaan predicted that the national average could top $3 a gallon over the next few days before backing away.
For many people in Southern California, the upcoming holiday weekend means plenty of fun getaways, but actually getting to that destination might not be as enjoyable. Although the price at the pump will likely continue to rise as it typically does in the run-up to the Fourth, Mosher said that climb should be less drastic due to the sharp and early increase in prices before Memorial Day. It remains unclear exactly how much Iranian oil will get knocked offline, but it's safe to say the Iran decision has supported oil and gas prices. Still, 83 percent of local travelers will make their holiday trip by vehicle. Gas prices often hit their high around this time of year and start declining throughout the summer.
With gas prices not spiking, Americans are taking to their cars in record numbers.
More than 1 million people who live in and around Washington say they plan to head elsewhere this Memorial Day weekend, the official kickoff of summer, according to AAA, and if you are one of them you might want to pick a time other than Thursday afternoon to hit the road. "That's usually what happens after we see the big jumps in Louisville".
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Several factors have helped drive oil prices higher, including a wave of global economic growth has driven up demand for oil.
That news, from a panel discussion hosted by CNNMoney's John Defterios, helped send United States oil prices plunging 4% to $67.88 a barrel. "I put $60 in it just now and it did not fill it", said Keith Carline who was traveling to Traverse City. In June, OPEC is expected to consider increasing oil production.
There is a caveat - the most expensive gas stations are along the highways.
If you are planning to travel anywhere in the South - there is good news - as AAA averages there are the lowest.