JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Drivers may want to fill up their tanks now because Monday's gas prices may be the cheapest they will see for a while.
The pinch at the pump is getting tighter. "They are much higher than they need to be and should be," said John Wagner.
"They jump so high so fast," said Rodney Renfroe
And drivers won't see any relief any time soon. "Every time there is a hurricane that goes up through the Gulf, they go up anyway," said Renfroe.
"We are probably looking at price increases in the future," said Political Economy Professor Mary Borg.
Borg teaches at UNF. She says it's all thanks to Tropical Storm Issac and the upcoming Labor Day holiday. "Even as of Sunday a quarter of them are already shut down. In addition, 40-percent of the US refineries are in the Gulf region."
Issac isn't expected to hit land until Wednesday which means less oil production at a time when we need it most.
"We grin and bare it. And minimize our trips. That's all we can do," said Borg.
The AAA says about 33 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles this Labor Day weekend.