|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Partners' Capital Notes [Abstract]|
|Unitholders' Equity||UNITHOLDERS’ EQUITY
The common units represent limited partner interests in us, which entitle the unitholders to participate in partnership distributions and exercise the rights and privileges available to limited partners under our partnership agreement. Although common unitholders are not obligated to fund losses of the Partnership, their capital account, which would be considered in allocating the net assets of the Partnership were it to be liquidated, continues to share in losses.
The general partner interest is entitled to at least 2% of all distributions made by us. In addition, the general partner holds IDRs, which allow the general partner to receive a higher percentage of quarterly distributions of available cash from operating surplus as additional target levels are met, but may transfer these rights separately from its general partner interest. The higher percentages range from 15% to 50%, inclusive of the general partner interest.
Our partnership agreement requires that, within 45 days after the end of each quarter, we distribute all of our available cash (as defined in our partnership agreement). Generally, our available cash is our cash on hand at the end of a quarter less the amount of any reserves established by our general partner. All distributions we have paid to date have been made from accumulated operating surplus as defined in the partnership agreement.
As of September 30, 2022, our total securities beneficially owned in the form of common units were held 48.6% by Cheniere, 41.4% by CQP Target Holdco L.L.C. (“CQP Target Holdco”) and other affiliates of Blackstone Inc. (“Blackstone”) and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) and 8.0% by the public. All of our 2% general partner interest was held by Cheniere. CQP Target Holdco’s equity interests are 50.0% owned by BIP Chinook Holdco L.L.C., an affiliate of Blackstone, and 50.0% owned by BIF IV Cypress Aggregator (Delaware) LLC, an affiliate of Brookfield. The ownership of CQP Target Holdco, Blackstone and Brookfield are based on their most recent filings with the SEC.
The entire disclosure for the formation, structure, control and ownership of the partnership. Disclosures related to accounts comprising partners' capital. Includes balances of general partners' capital account, limited partners' capital account, preferred partners' capital account and total partners' capital account and units outstanding; accumulated other comprehensive income; amount and nature of changes to amount of partner's capital and units outstanding by class, rights and privileges for each class of units; distribution policies and distributions paid by unit class; impact of and correction of an error in previously issued financial statements; limitations of partners' liability; redemption, conversion and distribution policies; and deferred compensation related to the issuance of units.
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