Originally Posted by tmhyer
It's a violation of the fire code not too!!!
I did a quick search and cannot find such a restriction in the Florida Fire Prevention Code, nor in our county Code of Ordinances for Fire Prevention and Protection. I think this used to be more of a problem before the vapor recovery systems on cars. Smoking, static electricity, and old analog cell phones are ways to set off gas vapors, but generally that had to be relatively close to the fill nozzle.
Static electricity is why they tell you to fill portable containers while they are sitting on the ground.