Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation

Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Through SPL, we are in various stages of operating and constructing six natural gas liquefaction Trains (the “Liquefaction Project”) at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, on the Sabine-Neches Waterway less than four miles from the Gulf Coast. Trains 1 through 5 are operational and Train 6 is under construction. The Sabine Pass LNG terminal has operational regasification facilities owned by SPLNG and a 94-mile pipeline owned by CTPL, that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG terminal with a number of large interstate pipelines.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of Cheniere Partners have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that will be realized for the year ending December 31, 2019.

We are not subject to either federal or state income tax, as our partners are taxed individually on their allocable share of our taxable income.

Recent Accounting Standards

We adopted ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), and subsequent amendments thereto (“ASC 842”) on January 1, 2019 using the optional transition approach to apply the standard at the beginning of the first quarter of 2019 with no retrospective adjustments to prior periods. The adoption of the standard resulted in the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for operating leases of approximately $100 million on our Consolidated Balance Sheets, with no material impact on our Consolidated Statements of Income or Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. We have elected the practical expedients to (1) carryforward prior conclusions related to lease identification and classification for existing leases, (2) combine lease and non-lease components of an arrangement for all classes of leased assets, (3) omit short-term leases with a term of 12 months or less from recognition on the balance sheet and (4) carryforward our existing accounting for land easements not previously accounted for as leases. See Note 11—Leases for additional information on our leases following the adoption of this standard.