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2014 Fuel Facts

updated 8/28/2014 - (next update will be 9/15/2014)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
August 28, 2014 $3.43
Month ago average $3.52
Year ago average $3.55
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 $227.56 $219.86 - $7.70
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $230.75 $222.95 - $7.80
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $307.43 $297.04 - $10.39
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $291.10 $281.26 - $9.84
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $196.67 $190.02 - $6.65
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $333.35 $322.08 - $11.27
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $136.68 $132.06 - $4.62
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $393.34 $380.04 - $13.30
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $396.18 $382.79 - $13.39
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $259.86 $251.08 - $8.78

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.