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Decrease in the Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring Levy (PEFML) on 1 July 2021

The PEFML levy will decrease on 1 July 2021 to 0.59 cents per litre (down from the existing rate of 0.61 cents per litre).


The levy applies to petroleum or engine fuel that is specified in the Excise and Excise-equivalent Duties Table as:

  • motor spirit
  • diesel
  • biodiesel
  • ethyl alcohol (under the heading Fuels in Part A or B of the Table).

Read a full list of the tariff items and excise items (PDF 88 KB) subject to the levy, effective 1 January 2017.

The Gazette Notice that sets out this new levy rate is the Notification of levy rates Under the Energy (Petrol, Engine Fuel, and Gas) Levy Regulations 2017 Notice 2021.

Fuel removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2021 will be subject to the new rate.

If you need further information, please contact Customs on 0800 428 786 (0800 4 CUSTOMS).