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Tax of Rs 49 on petrol of 18 rupees, highest tax on oil in the world


On Sunday, for the ninth consecutive day, the price of petrol and diesel was increased significantly. Petrol price in Delhi increased by 48 paise to Rs 76.26 per liter. The price of diesel also rose by 59 paise to Rs 74.62 per liter. On the other hand, in eight days, crude oil has been cheaper by eight percent and is trading at $ 38.73 per barrel.

After all, what is the reason that despite crude oil being cheaper, in the country, petrol has become costlier by Rs 5 and diesel by Rs 5.26 per liter in nine days. Energy experts say that this is due to the centrally increased excise duty on crude oil and the increase in VAT by states in recent times. The product was increased by Rs 10 as crude oil was cheaper by 70 per cent.

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If we look at the tax imposed on petrol and diesel by the state and central government, at present there is a tax of Rs 49.42 on petrol and Rs 48.09 on diesel. At the same time, the base price of petrol in the country is Rs 17.96 and diesel is Rs 18.49.

Rate in Delhi on 1 June 2020


Petrol Rs / liter Diesel Rs per liter
Base price 17.96 18.49
Freight and other expenses 0.32 0.29
Dealer Rate (Excise Excise Duty and VAT) 18.28 18.78
Excise duty 32.98 31.83
Dealer commission 3.56 2.52
VAT (with dealer’s commission) 16.44 16.26
do you get 71.26 69.39

If we look at the tax and VAT on oil, then it is about 69% in India. At the same time, taxes and VAT are 19 percent in the US, 47 percent in Japan, 62 percent in Britain, 63 percent in France and 65 percent in Germany.

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