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2017 Fuel Facts

updated 1/17/2017 - (next update will be 1/23/2017)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
January 17, 2017 $2.34
Month ago average $2.24
Year ago average $1.90
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 2016 Cost 2017 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $121.79 $149.99 $28.20
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $123.50 $152.10 $28.60
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $164.54 $202.64 $38.10
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $155.80 $191.88 $36.08
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $105.26 $129.64 $24.38
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $178.41 $219.73 $41.32
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $73.15 $90.09 $16.94
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $210.52 $259.27 $48.75
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $212.04 $261.14 $49.10
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $139.08 $171.29 $32.21

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.