Henry Hub is the largest centralized point for natural gas spot and futures trading in the United States. The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) uses Henry Hub as the notional point of delivery for its natural gas futures contract. NYMEX deliveries at Henry Hub are treated in the same way as cash-market transactions. Many natural gas marketers also use Henry Hub as their physical contract delivery point or their price benchmark for spot trades of natural gas. Henry Hub is owned and operated by Sabine Pipe Line, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ChevronTexaco. Henry Hub is based on the physical interconnection of nine interstate and four intrastate pipelines in Louisiana.