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Increase in the Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring Levy (PEFML) on 1 July 2020

The PEFML levy will increase on 1 July 2020 to 0.61 cents per litre (up from the existing rate of 0.6 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 that are 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 2020.

Fuel removed from a licensed manufacturing area or imported after midnight on 30 June 2020 will be subject to the new rate.

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