Mumbai Petrol Price At ₹104.21 As Government Slashes Windfall Tax On Petroleum Crude

Mumbai Petrol Price At ₹104.21 As Government Slashes Windfall Tax On Petroleum Crude

The tax, which is revised every fortnight, remains unchanged at zero for diesel and aviation turbine fuel.

ANIUpdated: Thursday, May 16, 2024, 09:18 AM IST
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The central government has reduced windfall tax on crude petroleum, according to a government notification.

The special additional excise duty (SAED) on crude petroleum has been slashed from Rs 8,400 per tonne to Rs 5,700 per tonne with immediate effect.

The tax, which is revised every fortnight, remains unchanged at zero for diesel and aviation turbine fuel.

The government on May 1 cut the windfall tax on petroleum crude to Rs 8,400 rupees a ton from Rs 9,600 rupees.

The government had on April 16 raised the windfall tax on petroleum crude on April 1 to Rs 9,600 per cent tonne from Rs 6,800.

India started the windfall tax on crude oil producers and on exports of gasoline, diesel and the aviation fuel in July 2022, reportedly to regulate private refiners who wanted to sell fuel overseas instead of locally, to gain from firm refining margins.

India started the windfall tax on crude oil producers and on exports of gasoline, diesel and the aviation fuel in July 2022, reportedly to regulate private refiners who wanted to sell fuel overseas instead of locally, to gain from firm refining margins. | Representational Image

A tax levied on an unforeseen or unexpectedly large profit is called a windfall tax.

India started the windfall tax on crude oil producers and on exports of gasoline, diesel and the aviation fuel in July 2022, reportedly to regulate private refiners who wanted to sell fuel overseas instead of locally, to gain from firm refining margins. 

According to reports, Petrol prices stood at Rs 99.84 in Banglore Rs 94.24 in Chandigarh Rs 100.75, in Chennai Rs 103.94, in Kolkata, Rs 104.21 in Mumbai City, Rs 94.72 in New Delhi.

Meanwhile, Diesel prices for Bangalore at Rs 85.93 Chandigarh at Rs 82.40 Chennai at Rs 92.35 Kolkata at Rs 90.76 Mumbai City at Rs 92.15 New Delhi at Rs 87.62.

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