Inquiry into North Sea BG Group platform incident

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North Everest
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Production on BG Group's North Everest platform was shut down

Production was shut down, and 38 workers evacuated, at a North Sea gas platform following a leak.

The non-essential staff were taken off the North Everest installation, operated by BG Group, on Tuesday.

The platform, which is 145 miles east of Aberdeen, suffered a power outage moments after it was shut down after the leak had been detected.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an investigation.

A BG Group spokesperson said there was "no risk to personnel or environment".

Power was later restored to the platform.

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