Gas for Transport

Taxing times for gas as a transportation fuel

The European Commission’s proposal to amend Directive 2003/96, which structures the community’s framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity, was adopted in Parliament on 19 April. While the proposed amendments to motor fuel taxation were rejected, the Parliament extended tax exemptions for gas and LPG as transport fuels The European Commission’s proposal to amend Directive 2003/96, which structures the community’s framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity, was adopted in Parliament on 19 April. While the proposed amendments to motor fuel taxation were rejected, the Parliament extended tax exemptions for gas and LPG as transport fuels.
By Annemarie Botzki 18 May 2012 0 9817
The market share of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the EU is currently only 0.4%. (PA)

The European Commission’s proposal to amend Directive 2003/96, which structures the community’s framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity, was adopted in Parliament on 19 April. While the proposed amendments to motor fuel taxation were rejected, the Parliament extended tax exemptions for gas and LPG as transport fuels.

The European Parliament recommended, regarding gas as a transport fuel, that “from 1 January 2023 until 1 January 2030, member states may apply a reduction of up to 50% of the minimum levels of taxation for these...