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, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
We own the natural gas liquefaction and export facility located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana at Sabine Pass (the “Sabine Pass LNG Terminal”) which has six operational Trains, with Train 6 having achieved substantial completion on February 4, 2022, for a total production capacity of approximately 30 mtpa of LNG (the “Liquefaction Project”). The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal also has operational regasification facilities that include five LNG storage tanks, vaporizers and three marine berths, with the third berth having achieved substantial completion on October 27, 2022. We also own a 94-mile pipeline through our subsidiary, CTPL, that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal with a number of large interstate and intrastate pipelines (the “Creole Trail Pipeline”).

We have increased available liquefaction capacity at our Liquefaction Project as a result of debottlenecking and other optimization projects. We hold a significant land position at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal, which provides opportunity for further liquefaction capacity expansion. The development of this site or other projects, including infrastructure projects in support of natural gas supply and LNG demand, will require, among other things, acceptable commercial and financing arrangements before we make a positive final investment decision.

As of September 30, 2022, Cheniere owned 48.6% of our limited partner interest in the form of 239.9 million of our common units. Cheniere also owns 100% of our general partner interest and our incentive distribution rights (“IDRs”).
Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of CQP have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and in accordance with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X and reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of the financial results for the interim periods presented. 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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that will be realized for the year ending December 31, 2022.

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

ASU 2020-04
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. This guidance primarily provides temporary optional expedients which simplify the accounting for contract modifications to existing debt agreements expected to arise from the market transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates. The standard is effective from March 12, 2020 to December 31, 2022. We have not yet applied the optional expedients available under the standard because we have not yet modified any of our existing contracts indexed to LIBOR, mainly our credit facilities as further described in Note 9—Debt, for reference rate reform. However, we do not expect the impact of applying the optional expedients to any future contract modifications to be material, and we do not expect the transition to a replacement rate index to have a material impact on our future cash flows.