Property, Plant and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
|Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]
|Property, Plant and Equipment, Net of Accumulated Depreciation
|PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET OF ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION
As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation consisted of the following (in millions):
The following table shows depreciation expense and offsets to LNG terminal costs during the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019 (in millions):
(1)We recognize offsets to LNG terminal costs related to the sale of commissioning cargoes because these amounts were earned or loaded prior to the start of commercial operations of the respective Trains of the Liquefaction Project during the testing phase for its construction.
LNG Terminal Costs
The Sabine Pass LNG terminal is depreciated using the straight-line depreciation method applied to groups of LNG terminal assets with varying useful lives. The identifiable components of the Sabine Pass LNG terminal have depreciable lives between 6 and 50 years, as follows:
Fixed Assets and Other
Our fixed assets and other are recorded at cost and are depreciated on a straight-line method based on estimated lives of the individual assets or groups of assets.