@Laotionne - Believe it or not, higher gas prices for the customer doesn't usually mean more profit for the gas station owner. Figuring out who is making money and how much in the gas industry can be a little tricky.
On average, when gas prices are steady for long periods, gas station owners earn a few pennies per gallon of gas they sell. When gas prices are jumping quickly, the station owners are making less because the prices they are paying for gas are increases faster than they can raise their prices at the pump without having customers revolt.
The best situation for station owners is when prices start to drop quickly. Then the wholesale price is falling faster than the price on gas pumps that the customers are paying.