Higher excise duty on heating oil

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
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Nederlandse versie
Effective date: 1 January 2024

What has changed?

Do you sell or use heavy heating oil (stookolie)? The excise duty rate went up from €41.31 to €654.53 per 1,000 kgs. The heavy fuel excise duty rate is now the same as that of diesel (gasoil).

The government wants to discourage the use of heating oil. Heating oil, also known as heavy fuel, is worse for the environment than gasoil. Among other things, this is due to the high sulphur emission rate.

For whom?

Entrepreneurs who:

  • sell heavy fuel
  • use heavy fuel


The change in law has entered into effect on 1 January 2024.

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