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All clear given after Pemex headquarters evacuation in Mexico

By Ed Payne, CNN
June 19, 2013 -- Updated 0411 GMT (1211 HKT)
 Mexican soldiers arrive at the headquarters of Mexican oil giant Pemex, following an explosion in February.
Mexican soldiers arrive at the headquarters of Mexican oil giant Pemex, following an explosion in February.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Pemex is Mexico's powerful and much-criticized state oil monopoly.
  • An explosion at Pemex headquarters in February killed 37 people
  • Thousands of people work at the company's headquarters

(CNN) -- The headquarters of Mexico's state oil was evacuated Tuesday night -- but it turned out to be a false alarm, the company said.

The Pemex Tower in Mexico City was cleared after an unspecified threat, Pemex said on its Twitter feed.

A short time later, the company tweeted, "It was a false alarm."

In February, a deadly explosion at Pemex headquarters killed at least 37 people. Officials said it was caused by a buildup of gas in the basement.

Pemex is Mexico's powerful and much-criticized state oil monopoly.

Thousands of people work at the company's headquarters, which includes a 54-story building. The annex where the February explosion happened is adjacent to the tower.

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