May 22, 2024

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Windfall tax on crude decreased, export responsibility on diesel halved

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Effective sunday, the federal government reduce the windfall tax on domestically-produced crude oil to Rs 8,000 per tonne from Rs 10,500, and halved the levy on export of diesel to Rs 5 per litre. It additionally scraped a levy of Rs 5 per litre on export of jet gasoline, on the sixth fortnightly evaluation of the one-off taxes on oil corporations.

The taxes have been launched on July 1, because the Centre felt that elevated crude costs have been permitting oil corporations to make windfall income, and that the exchequer should get a share of such positive factors. The discount in tax charges follows the easing of crude oil costs in worldwide markets.

In the earlier evaluation a fortnight in the past, the Centre had slashed the windfall tax on home crude by 21 per cent and reduce the particular levies on export of diesel and ATF by 37 per cent and 44 per cent, respectively, citing a moderation of refining margins.

While personal refiners Reliance Industries and Rosneft-based Nayara Energy are the principal exporters of diesel and ATF, the windfall levy on home crude targets producers like state-owned ONGC and Vedanta-controlled Cairn.

The benchmark Singapore’s gross refining margin (GRM) was buying and selling within the vary of $8-12 per barrel since August. Diesel cracks have been within the vary of $25-50 per barrel and ATF cracks have been round $25-50 per barrel.

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