Some good news for the start of the summer travel season, gas prices in Maine and nationally have dropped. According to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Maine were down just over 3 cents per gallon this week. The statewide average in Maine is now at $2.34 per gallon.

The gas prices nationally were down by 5 cents per gallon for an average of $2.33 per gallon.

The lowest reported gas prices in Maine were in Monmouth and Machias with gas stations selling gas for $2.14 per gallon.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices in the country at $2.02 per gallon.