All just excuses to rob us and make crazy profits.
Another in long line of "I think the price is too high, they must be greedy crooks who are robbing me blind and making obscene, if not illegal profits on the backs of the little guy" posts.
Oil is a commodity subject to the law of supply and demand, and refined gasoline is not far off from being a commodity. Prices charged by the thousands of retail gasoline stations, many of which are independently owned are super competitive without a lot of profit built in. Those stations do get a good chunk of their profit from beer, milk, cigarettes, lotto tickets, etc.