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2015 Fuel Facts

updated 1/26/2015 - (next update will be 2/2/2015)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
January 26, 2015 $2.03
Month ago average $2.32
Year ago average $3.29
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 $210.89 $130.12 - $80.77
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $213.85 $131.95 - $81.90
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $284.91 $175.80 - $109.11
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $269.78 $166.46 - $103.32
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $182.27 $112.46 - $69.81
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $308.93 $190.62 - $118.31
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $126.67 $78.16 - $48.51
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $364.53 $224.92 - $139.61
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $367.16 $226.55 - $140.61
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $240.83 $148.60 - $92.23

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.