Prices at the pump are ticking up once again and this time, they're breaking records.
The national average coming out of Memorial Day weekend sits at $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, the highest it's been since 2014.
That's because, with the rate of vaccinations, more people are getting out.
"Last year this time, not a lot of people traveled because of the pandemic and because of COVID, but now [they are] because the mask [requirements] are lifted," said Keith Patterson of Evansville.
AAA predicts around 34 million Americans hit the road this holiday, a 53% increase from last year. But that's also hiking up demand and experts say fuel production is facing two major problems.
It's still dealing with the fallout of the Colonial Pipeline cyber-attack, which shut down east coast production for several days.
"A lot of my family and friends are back in North Carolina," Patterson said. "So I had a lot of them calling and texting saying hey we're in these long lines waiting five or six hours just to get gas."
But there's also the issue of worker shortages.
Right now, as much as 25% of tanker trucks are not being used due to a lack of drivers, according to The National Tank Truck Carriers Association.
While that may not affect large chains, for the time being, we've seen how the threat of shortages can lead some to panic.
"When I was in Henderson not too long ago there was a lot of people at all the gas stations along the parkway," said Allyson Roberts of Owensboro. "Yeah, there were a ton of people and I had to wait to get gas."
Though Indiana's average is lower than the national number at $2.99, some stations sit right at the mark.
Kentucky boasts the lowest average in the Tri-State at $2.90, but some stations, like a few seen along US Highway 41 in Henderson, are so low they're drawing in many drivers eager to pinch their pennies.
"It's usually cheaper here in Henderson than it is over there in Evansville so that's why I stopped here," Patterson said.