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2015 Fuel Facts

updated 4/13/2015 - (next update will be 4/20/2015)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
April 13, 2015 $2.39
Month ago average $2.44
Year ago average $3.64
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 2014 Cost 2015 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $233.32 $153.20 - $80.12
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $236.60 $155.35 - $81.25
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $315.22 $206.97 - $108.25
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $298.48 $195.98 - $102.50
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $201.66 $132.41 - $69.25
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $341.80 $224.42 - $117.38
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $140.14 $92.02 - $48.12
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $403.31 $264.81 - $138.50
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $406.22 $266.72 - $139.50
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $266.45 $174.95 - $91.50

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.