Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

LNG Inventory

LNG Inventory
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]  
Inventory Disclosure [Text Block]
LNG inventory is recorded at cost and is subject to lower of cost or market ("LCM") adjustments at the end of each period.  LNG inventory cost is determined using the average cost method. Recoveries of losses resulting from interim period LCM adjustments are recorded when market price recoveries occur on the same inventory in the same fiscal year.  These recoveries are recognized as gains in later interim periods with such gains not exceeding previously recognized losses.  As of December 31, 2011, we had 1,995,000 MMBtu of LNG inventory recorded at $6.6 million, and as of December 31, 2010, we had 326,000 MMBtu of LNG inventory recorded at $1.2 million on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, we recognized$11.0 million, $0.3 million and $3.5 million, respectively, as a result of LCM adjustments to our LNG inventory.