There's usually two straps, and one by itself is still pretty tough as long as it isn't too rusty.
Is your tank made of steel or plastic?
There is often some pressure build-up inside the tank when the engine is running, and that can push gas out through a leaking hose after the engine is stopped, but it shouldn't empty the tank.
If you don't reply in the next few minutes, I'll be gone until tomorrow. Due to a house fire, I have to drive ten miles into town and sit in the library parking lot to use their wireless internet. My feet are freezing right now and I'm fixin' to head home soon.
Saturday, January 17th, 2015 AT 12:11 AM