Gas storage Australia's Victoria government plans to use partly depleted onshore fields North Paaratte, Wallaby Creek, Grumby, and Iona in the Port Campbell region as storage for gas piped from the Bass Strait in summer and released in winter for peak shaving. That would leave the Bass Strait main trunk line free to move gas to eastern Victoria. As a result, BHP Petroleum Pty. Ltd. will suspend work on Minerva gas field, discovered in 1993 in the Otway basin. Minerva, 12 km off Port Campbell, is seen as a potential western Victoria rival to Bass Strait gas. Minerva's future depends on securing a baseload buyer. Companies KCS Energy Inc., Edison, N.J., completed a cash-sto...

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