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2017 Fuel Facts

updated 2/13/2017 - (next update will be 2/21/2017)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
February 13, 2017 $2.28
Month ago average $2.35
Year ago average $1.70
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 $108.97 $146.15 $37.18
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $110.50 $148.20 $37.70
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $147.22 $197.45 $50.23
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $139.40 $186.96 $47.56
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $94.18 $126.31 $32.13
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $159.63 $214.09 $54.46
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $65.45 $87.78 $22.33
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $188.36 $252.62 $64.26
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $189.72 $254.45 $64.73
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $124.44 $166.90 $42.46

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.