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2016 Fuel Facts

updated 9/26/2016 - (next update will be 10/3/2016)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
September 26, 2016 $2.21
Month ago average $2.21
Year ago average $2.29
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 2015 Cost 2016 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $146.79 $141.66 - $5.13
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $148.85 $143.65 - $5.20
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $198.31 $191.39 - $6.92
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $187.78 $181.22 - $6.56
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $126.87 $122.43 - $4.44
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $215.03 $207.52 - $7.51
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $88.17 $85.09 - $3.08
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $253.73 $244.87 - $8.86
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $255.56 $246.64 - $8.92
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $167.63 $161.77 - $5.86

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.