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2017 Fuel Facts

updated 8/21/2017 - (next update will be 8/28/2017)

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices

DateCost Per Gallon
August 21, 2017 $2.33
Month ago average $2.28
Year ago average $2.16
Source:
AAA Daily Gas Prices Report at gasprices.aaa.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 $138.46 $149.35 $10.91
Des Moines to
Mount Rushmore
10 hours 1,300 65.0 $140.40 $151.45 $11.05
Milwaukee to
Mount Rushmore
13 hours 1,731 86.6 $187.06 $201.78 $14.72
Winnipeg to
Mount Rushmore
12 hours
45 min.
1,639 82.0 $177.12 $191.06 $13.94
Omaha to
Mount Rushmore
8 hours
30 min.
1,108 55.4 $119.66 $129.08 $9.42
Chicago to
Mount Rushmore
14 hours
15 min.
1,878 93.9 $202.82 $218.79 $15.97
Denver to
Mount Rushmore
7 hours 770 38.5 $83.16 $89.71 $6.55
Dallas to
Mount Rushmore
18 hours
45 min.
2,215 110.8 $239.33 $258.16 $18.83
Grand Rapids to
Mount Rushmore
17 hours 2,231 111.6 $241.06 $260.03 $18.97
Kansas City to
Mount Rushmore
11 hours 1,463 73.2 $158.11 $170.56 $12.45

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.