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2014 Fuel Facts

updated 11/17/2014 - (next update will be 11/24/2014)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
November 17, 2014 $2.89
Month ago average $3.14
Year ago average $3.21
Source:
AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at www.fuelgaugereport.com.

How That Affects a Trip

(Estimates are based on a vehicle with a 20-gallon gas tank that gets 20 miles to the gallon. Calculations were made using the national averages listed above.)

Trip Drive Time
(approx., one-way)
Round-trip mileage Gallons of gas used Cost 2013 Cost 2014 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $205.76 $185.25 - $20.51
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $208.65 $187.85 - $20.80
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $277.99 $250.27 - $27.72
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $263.22 $236.98 - $26.24
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $177.83 $160.11 - $17.72
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $301.42 $271.37 - $30.05
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $123.59 $111.27 - $12.32
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $355.67 $320.21 - $35.46
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $358.24 $322.52 - $35.72
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $234.97 $211.55 - $23.42

Estimates are based on a vehicle with a 20-gallon gas tank that gets 20 miles to the gallon. * Calculations were made using the national averages listed above.


View gas mileage tips published by the U.S. Department of Energy.