Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Nature of Operations

Nature of Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Nature of Operations
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. ("Cheniere Partners") is a publicly-held Delaware limited partnership formed on November 21, 2006. As of December 31, 2012, Cheniere Energy, Inc. ("Cheniere") owned 59.5% of the limited partnership through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Cheniere LNG Holdings, LLC ("Holdings"), Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC ("Cheniere Common Units Holding"), Cheniere Subsidiary Holdings, LLC ("Subsidiary Holdings") and Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC ("Cheniere GP"). Cheniere Partners was formed to own and operate the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas ("LNG") terminal located on the Sabine Pass deep water shipping channel less than four miles from the Gulf Coast. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal has regasification facilities owned by our wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. ("Sabine Pass LNG") that includes existing infrastructure of five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 16.9 Bcfe, two docks that can accommodate vessels of up to 265,000 cubic meters and vaporizers with regasification capacity of approximately 4.0 Bcf/d. Approximately one-half of the receiving capacity at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal is contracted to two multinational energy companies.

We are developing natural gas liquefaction facilities (the "Liquefaction Project") at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through a wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC ("Sabine Pass Liquefaction". We plan to construct up to six Trains (each in sequence, "Train 1", "Train 2", "Train 3", "Train 4", "Train 5" and "Train 6"), which are in various stages of development. Each Train has a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 mmtpa.

Unless the context requires otherwise, references to "Cheniere Partners", "we", "us" and "our" refer to Cheniere Partners and its subsidiaries.