Namibia and Zambia are expected to sign a deal within weeks that will assess the viability of constructing natural gas and oil product pipelines between the two countries.

Shell and TotalEnergies appear to have found major volumes of gas at their deep-water Graff and Venus discoveries offshore Namibia, with Upstream told that, together, they have the potential to host between 15 trillion and 26 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas, perhaps more.