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Shares of ONGC, Oil India fire up as govt slashes windfall tax sharply

The reduction of windfall tax will reduce cess of domestic oil production companies like ONGC and Oil India.

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Shares of upstream oil companies mainly Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India gained up to 4 per cent on the BSE in Thursday’s intra-day trade after the government cut the windfall profit tax on domestically produced crude oil from Rs 5,050 per tonne to Rs 4,350 per tonne. The additional excise duty on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) was also cut to Rs 1.5 per litre from Rs 6 per litre earlier.

Windfall tax is levied by Centre on profits made by oil producers on any price they get above the rate of $75 per barrel.

Cess has been reduced to

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 10:20 AM IST

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