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2015 Fuel Facts

updated 7/6/2015 - (next update will be 7/13/2015)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
July 6, 2015 $2.77
Month ago average $2.75
Year ago average $3.66
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 $234.61 $177.56 - $57.05
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $237.90 $180.05 - $57.85
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $316.96 $239.88 - $77.08
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $300.12 $227.14 - $72.98
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $202.76 $153.46 - $49.31
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $343.67 $260.10 - $83.57
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $140.91 $106.65 - $34.26
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $405.53 $306.92 - $98.61
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $408.46 $309.13 - $99.33
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $267.91 $202.76 - $65.15

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.