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2014 Fuel Facts

updated 11/24/2014 - (next update will be 12/1/2014)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
November 24, 2014 $2.81
Month ago average $3.07
Year ago average $3.28
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 $210.25 $180.12 - $30.13
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $213.20 $182.65 - $30.55
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $284.05 $243.35 - $40.70
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $268.96 $230.42 - $38.54
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $181.71 $155.67 - $26.04
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $307.99 $263.86 - $44.13
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $126.28 $108.19 - $18.09
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $363.42 $311.35 - $52.07
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $366.05 $313.60 - $52.45
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $240.10 $205.69 - $34.41

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.