All petroleum prospecting and development activities carried out by local and foreign investors that hold Petroleum Licenses in the Solomon Islands must comply with the relevant sections of the Petroleum Act that are applicable to the investor’s license and other relevant Solomon Islands legislation. Holders of Petroleum Licenses are also expected to comply with the objectives of Solomon Islands’ policies relevant to the petroleum sector and with international and regional standards and practices of conventions, treaties, programs and initiatives that Solomon Islands is a party to.

Furthermore, all electrical appliances brought into the Solomon Islands must comply with minimum energy standards that are outlined in the Pacific Appliances labelling and Standards (PALS) and monitored by the Ministry of Mines’ Energy Division. The Division also monitors compliance with restrictions and prohibitions on ozone depleting substances that may be brought into the Solomon Islands.

Energy Standards and Compliance

International Energy Obligations

Transparency & Compliance

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