A weak US dollar has sent investors to oil, pushing up crude prices over the past few months. That means higher gasoline prices this Thanksgiving.
The higher prices, linked to rising oil costs, are still lower compared with last Memorial Day.
With crude oil stocks high and gasoline demand low, US drivers may get a reprieve from the customary spring spike in gasoline prices this year.
It would buy 4.8 billion Wiis. As a standard mortgage, it would cost $6.7 billion a month.
Prices have dropped by half in a few months, and could go lower still.
But oil prices fail to react, climbing more than $2.50 a barrel Friday.
Stop adding to the oil reserve, some say.
Americans now spend a larger share of their income on energy than at any time since 1986.