Mastersquall & surfer, I would have agreed if there is a situation of pump employees loosing jobs .
However , i would cite two points to clarify.
As IOC and other Oil Cos would have identified, with every year our country adds millions of new vehicles on road and it neccessitates opening new pumps . Pump owners are under pressure to add more employees to man all pumps all the time and to manage the margins from operations.
Many years back it was launch of ATMs in our country which scared ''loss of jobs'' in bank branches. Now we see the reality. Branches exist and have expanded, they provide more services. No loss of jobs , infact more banks, branches and more employees. User has benefitted most.
Same way , few years down the line, one would not be in a queue at fuel station . There would be more self filling stations running 24x365 ,come rain or fog. More smiling petrol heads.