Increase in the Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring Levy on 1 July 2019

The Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring Levy (PEFML) levy will increase on 1 July 2019 to 0.6 cents per litre (up from the existing rate of 0.3 cents per litre).


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

  • 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 that are subject to the levy, effective 1 January 2017.

The legislation that provides for the new rate is the Energy (Petrol, Engine Fuel and Gas Levy) Regulations 2017.

Fuel removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2019 will be subject to the new rate.

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