Basis of Presentation (Policies)
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation, Policy||
The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of Cheniere 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. In our opinion, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation, have been included. Certain reclassifications have been made to conform prior period information to the current presentation. The reclassifications had no effect on our overall consolidated financial position, operating results or cash flows.
In 2016, we started production at our natural gas liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal (the “SPL Project”). As a result, we introduced two new line items entitled “Cost of sales” and “Marketing expense” on our Consolidated Statements of Operations. To conform to the new presentation, reclassifications were made in the prior period into these new line items. The components of these new line items are as follows:
Additionally, we distinguished and reclassified our historical “LNG terminal revenues” line item into “regasification revenues” and “LNG revenues.” Regasification revenues include LNG regasification capacity reservation fees that are received pursuant to our TUAs and tug services fees that are received by Sabine Pass Tug Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SPLNG. LNG revenues include fees that will be received pursuant to our SPAs and related LNG marketing activities.
Disclosure of accounting policy for basis of accounting, or basis of presentation, used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).
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