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2016 Fuel Facts

updated 2/8/2016 - (next update will be 2/16/2016)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
February 8, 2016 $1.74
Month ago average $1.99
Year ago average $2.18
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 $139.74 $111.53 - $28.21
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $141.70 $113.10 - $28.60
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $188.79 $150.68 - $38.11
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $178.76 $142.68 - $36.08
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $120.77 $96.40 - $24.37
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $204.70 $163.39 - $41.31
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $83.93 $66.99 - $16.94
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $241.54 $192.79 - $48.75
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $243.29 $194.18 - $49.11
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $159.58 $127.37 - $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.