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2015 Fuel Facts

updated 7/27/2015 - (next update will be 8/3/2015)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
July 27, 2015 $2.71
Month ago average $2.78
Year ago average $3.53
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 $226.27 $173.71 - $52.56
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $229.45 $176.15 - $53.30
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $305.70 $234.69 - $71.01
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $289.46 $222.22 - $67.24
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $195.56 $150.13 - $45.43
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $331.47 $254.47 - $77.00
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $135.91 $104.34 - $31.57
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $391.12 $300.27 - $90.85
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $393.95 $302.44 - $91.51
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $258.40 $198.37 - $60.03

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.