Researched at the University of Kent say that the use of cell
phones in gas stations will NOT produce a spark, causing ignition of
fuel vapor on the station forecourt. Most incidents involving such
explosions are due to static electricity discharging from customers
rather than from use of a cell phone.
So… next time you’re stuck in a long line at the pump you’ll be able
to call someone to complain about it, just make sure you’re not wearing
nylon at the time.