Average retail electricity prices in Texas fell for the second year in a row and significantly faster than in the nation as a whole, largely due to low natural gas costs and a deregulated market that responds more quickly to changes in fuel prices, the Energy Department reported Thursday.
The price of electricity in Texas fell six times as fast as the national average in the first six months of the years, plunging 6 percent compared to just 1 percent nationally, the Energy Department said.

— Houston Chronicle