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2017 Fuel Facts

updated 3/13/2017 - (next update will be 4/3/2017)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
March 20, 2017 $2.29
Month ago average $2.28
Year ago average $1.98
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 2016 Cost 2017 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $126.92 $146.79 $19.87
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $128.70 $148.85 $20.15
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $171.47 $198.31 $26.84
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $162.36 $187.78 $25.42
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $109.69 $126.87 $17.18
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $185.92 $215.03 $29.11
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $76.23 $88.17 $11.94
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $219.38 $253.73 $34.35
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $220.97 $255.56 $34.59
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $144.94 $167.63 $22.69

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.