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2017 Fuel Facts

updated 4/17/2017 - (next update will be 5/1/2017)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
April 17, 2017 $2.41
Month ago average $2.29
Year ago average $2.11
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 2016 Cost 2017 Cost Difference
Minneapolis to
Mount Rushmore
9 hours
30 min.
1,282 64.1 $135.25 $154.48 $19.23
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $137.15 $156.65 $19.50
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $182.73 $208.71 $25.98
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $173.02 $197.62 $24.60
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $116.89 $133.51 $16.62
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $198.13 $226.30 $28.17
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $81.24 $92.79 $11.55
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $233.79 $267.03 $33.24
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $235.48 $268.96 $33.48
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $154.45 $176.41 $21.96

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.