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2015 Fuel Facts

updated 5/26/2015 - (next update will be 6/1/2015)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
May 26, 2015 $2.74
Month ago average $2.53
Year ago average $3.66
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 $234.61 $175.63 - $58.98
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $237.90 $178.10 - $59.80
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $316.96 $237.28 - $79.68
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $300.12 $224.68 - $75.44
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $202.76 $151.80 - $50.96
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $343.67 $257.29 - $86.38
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $140.91 $105.49 - $35.42
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $405.53 $303.59 - $101.94
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $408.46 $305.78 - $102.68
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $267.91 $200.57 - $67.34

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.