As we head into the summer season, gas prices continue to go up this week; both in Maine and nationally.

According to the price monitoring site Gas Buddy, the average price for a gallon of gas in Maine this week is $2.346 which is up over two cents from last weeks average price of $2.325.

Nationally, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.362 which is just slightly up from last weeks national average of $2.356.

We searched locally for the lowest gas prices in Central Maine.

In Augusta, the lowest places we could find for a gallon of gas were at the Irving Station at 25 Western Ave, which is selling gas at $2.28 a gallon, J & S Oil at 132 Mount Vernon Ave which is selling gas at $2.29 a gallon, and Kenoco at 363 Western Ave which is selling gas at $2.30 a gallon.

In Waterville, the cheapest places we could find to buy gas were much higher than in Augusta. Cumberland Farms on 76 College Ave reported gas at $2.42 a gallon, and The Shell Station on 500 KMD checked in at $2.43 a gallon.

In Fairfield, the cheapest place to buy gas that we could find was at the Irving Station on The Oakland Road was is selling gas at $2.28 a gallon.