I was reading the news recently, and it looks like the price of oil crude hit a low over the past few years. I don’t see it reflected locally yet though, because the price of gasoline has gone up 50 or 60 cents in the last week. I am not sure how closely the two mirror each other though. I am wondering how the oil prices effect electric providers around the country, and in particular, in the state of Texas, which is where I live after all. I know that the price of electricity fluctuates a bit around here, but part of that is just the fact that there are a lot of different energy companies that are all trying to compete with each other for more customers. In such an environment, it is impossible for the prices to stay static, or you would not be able to compete very effectively.
I have been thinking about moving to a new house recently, but I need to try to save up money for a few months, at the least, before I will be able to do that. We do not have enough money in the bank to afford the down payment on a new house, and that is the biggest limiting factor for us at the moment. However, maybe things will change pretty soon, and we will be able to save more money. Our electric bill has been kind of high recently, and so I want to try to think of ways to save money on electricity and for the house to use less electricity in general. I know that it is not good for environment for people to use more electricity than necessary, and that is one thing that I