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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 24th, 2003 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gee, from the Texas Gas Service, on safety - if you smell gas
Do not use your cellular phone to call Texas Gas Service unless you are outside and away from the building. Using any type of telephone could ignite the leaking gas.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 24th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Crazy. Sounds like paranoia and "CYA" sydrome to me!
bjorng From: bjorng Date: February 24th, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's quite a difference between a gas leak in a building (i.e. natural gas) and the relatively small amount of fumes emitted at a fuel pump. Both in terms of relative volatility of the vapor, the quantity in the air when they are "leaking", and the odds of something larger than a small flash being ignited by a cellphone spark. You also have the indoor vs. outdoor factor. But I'd imagine that the risk is fairly low in the NG scenario as well. Mobile phones these days don't have much non-solid-state stuff in them to arc across anyway. I figure you'd be more likely to set things off with a static discharge.
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