There are 1,576 motor fuels outlets in the State of Connecticut that annually sell more than 1.6 billion gallons of gasoline to the state's motorists. These stations are owned and operated primarily by "jobbers," or local owners of the service stations without connection to the refining industry. These jobbers have invested millions of local dollars in environmental improvements to their properties in replacing underground tanks and providing for leak detection and prevention, Stage II vapor recovery to help keep our air clean and a host of other investments in new pumps and other improvements to the service stations of today.