Originally Posted by Bonnevillan
myth busters couldn't get a cell phone to ignite a perfect mix of gas and air even under some adverse circumstances. they over charged it, called it, dropped it, etc... hmm
They did't drop it though the hatch of an empty tanker.
Dropping ANYTHING through the open hatch of a gas tanker has the potential to cause an explosion. Emty tankers are worse than full ones. It'* the static charge that builds up naturally and triggered by a foreign object falling through that 18' hole.
As for using cell phones while fuelling............ There has never been a proven case of one causing a fire. But why take the chance?