Govt ups windfall tax on crude oil

The government has hiked the windfall tax on petroleum crude oil to Rs 2,300 ($27.63) a tonne from Rs 1,300 earlier, according to the official notification.

Upstream oil companies ONGC and Oil India Ltd (OIL) stand to lose as they will not get the full benefit of rising international prices for their crude.

However, the government on the other hand will get more resources to help to keep its fiscal deficit in check.


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