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2016 Fuel Facts

updated 7/25/2016 - (next update will be 8/1/2016)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
July 25, 2016 $2.16
Month ago average $2.31
Year ago average $2.72
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 2015 Cost 2016 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $174.35 $138.46 - $35.89
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $176.80 $140.40 - $36.40
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $235.55 $187.06 - $48.49
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $223.04 $177.12 - $45.92
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $150.69 $119.66 - $31.03
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $255.41 $202.82 - $52.59
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $104.72 $83.16 - $21.56
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $301.38 $239.33 - $62.05
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $303.55 $241.06 - $62.51
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $199.10 $158.11 - $40.99

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.