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2014 Fuel Facts

updated 10/27/2014 - (next update will be 11/3/2014)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
October 27, 2014 $3.04
Month ago average $3.34
Year ago average $3.29
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 $210.89 $194.86 - $16.03
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $213.85 $197.60 - $16.25
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $284.91 $263.26 - $21.65
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $269.78 $249.28 - $20.50
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $182.27 $168.42 - $13.85
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $308.93 $285.46 - $23.47
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $126.67 $117.04 - $9.63
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $364.53 $336.83 - $27.70
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $367.16 $339.26 - $27.90
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $240.83 $222.53 - $18.30

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.