Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]
|Commitments and Contingencies
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
We have various contractual obligations which are recorded as liabilities in our Consolidated Financial Statements. Other items, such as certain unconditional purchase commitments and other executed contracts which do not meet the definition of a liability as of December 31, 2021, are not recognized as liabilities but require disclosures in our Consolidated Financial Statements.
LNG Terminal Commitments and Contingencies
SPL has a lump sum turnkey contract with Bechtel for the engineering, procurement and construction of Train 6 of the Liquefaction Project. The total contract price of the EPC contract for Train 6 of the Liquefaction Project, which achieved substantial completion on February 4, 2022, and the third marine berth that is currently under construction is approximately $2.5 billion, reflecting amounts incurred under change orders through December 31, 2021. As of December 31, 2021, we had approximately $0.2 billion remaining under this contract.
Natural Gas Supply, Transportation and Storage Service Agreements
SPL entered into a physical natural gas supply contracts to secure natural gas feedstock for the Liquefaction Project. The remaining terms of these contracts range up to 10 years.
Additionally, SPL has natural gas transportation and storage service agreements for the Liquefaction Project. The initial terms of the natural gas transportation agreements range up to 20 years, with renewal options for certain contracts, and commence upon the occurrence of conditions precedent. The initial terms of the SPL natural gas storage service agreements range up to 10 years.
As of December 31, 2021, SPL’s obligations under natural gas supply, transportation and storage service agreements for contracts in which conditions precedent were met were as follows (in billions):
(1)Pricing of natural gas supply contracts are variable based on market commodity basis prices adjusted for basis spread. Amounts included are based on estimated forward prices and basis spreads as of December 31, 2021. Some of our contracts may not have been negotiated as part of arranging financing for the underlying assets providing the natural gas supply, transportation and storage services.
We have certain services agreements with affiliates. See Note 14—Related Party Transactions for information regarding such agreements.
Environmental and Regulatory Matters
The Sabine Pass LNG terminal and CTPL are subject to extensive regulation under federal, state and local statutes, rules, regulations and laws. These laws require that we engage in consultations with appropriate federal and state agencies and that we obtain and maintain applicable permits and other authorizations. Failure to comply with such laws could result in legal proceedings, which may include substantial penalties. We believe that, based on currently known information, compliance with these laws and regulations will not have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.
Legal ProceedingsWe may in the future be involved as a party to various legal proceedings, which are incidental to the ordinary course of business. We regularly analyze current information and, as necessary, provide accruals for probable liabilities on the eventual disposition of these matters. We recognize legal costs in connection with legal and regulatory matters as they are incurred. In the opinion of management, as of December 31, 2021, there were no pending legal matters that would reasonably be expected to have a material impact on our operating results, financial position or cash flows.