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Brent crude oil price falls below $50 for first time since 2009

The price of Brent crude oil prices has fallen below $50 (£33) a barrel for the first time since May 2009.

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RAC warns Cameron's fuel comments may 'confuse motorists'

The RAC has warned that comments from David Cameron that fuel prices should fall "further and faster" may end up confusing drivers and stoking unrealistic expectations.

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions today, Mr Cameron said: "We're beginning to see prices fall quite substantially at the pumps but...we want to see that go further and faster."

The Harvest Energy petrol station selling unleaded for just under £1 a litre. Credit: Richard Vernalls/PA Wire

His comments came as it emerged a petrol station in Birmingham is now selling unleaded for just 99.7p a litre.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams criticised the remarks, saying:

Frankly, there is a danger that this sort of off-the-cuff comment will confuse motorists, who at the moment are enjoying price reductions at the pump on at least a weekly basis - the likes of which many people will not remember seeing before. It also risks raising unrealistic expectations among drivers of the extent to which prices can fall still further.

Mr Williams said despite falling global oil prices there is "a limit to which further falls can benefit pump prices".

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