The impact of higher gas prices that have been steadily climbing over the past few weeks is undoubtedly being felt all over the country.
But it may be that many Americans have become used to the up and down, and mostly up, cycle.
"They're high, but you're going to have to buy gas regardless, if you're going to work and take your kids to and from school," said Nancy Price. “You got to buy gas."
"We just have to save a little bit in other areas so that we can have the extra $10.00 or so to fill up the gas tank," said Ann Levan of Cincinnati, Ohio, who said the prices were consistent through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.
"It's alright. Got to pay as you go," said Obbie Rumley of New Orleans, who said he was heading back home. "If you don't have it, catch a bus."
Nationally, retail gas prices soared nearly 17 cents per gallon in the past two weeks.