Non-Controlling Interest and Variable Interest Entity
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Noncontrolling Interest and Variable Interest Entity [Abstract]|
|Non-Controlling Interest and Variable Interest Entity||NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST AND VARIABLE INTEREST ENTITY We own a 48.6% limited partner interest in Cheniere Partners in the form of 239.9 million common units, with the remaining non-controlling interest held by The Blackstone Group Inc., Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and the public. In July 2020, the board of directors of Cheniere Partners’ general partner confirmed and approved that, following the distribution with respect to the three months ended June 30, 2020, the financial tests required for conversion of Cheniere Partners’ subordinated units, all of which were held by us, were met under the terms of Cheniere Partners’ partnership agreement. Accordingly, effective August 17, 2020, the first business day following the payment of the distribution, all of Cheniere Partners’ subordinated units were automatically converted into common units on a one-for-one basis and the subordination period was terminated. We also own 100% of the general partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in Cheniere Partners. Cheniere Partners is accounted for as a consolidated VIE. See Note 9—Non-Controlling Interest and Variable Interest Entity of our Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 for further information.
The following table presents the summarized assets and liabilities (in millions) of Cheniere Partners, our consolidated VIE, which are included in our Consolidated Balance Sheets. The assets in the table below may only be used to settle obligations of Cheniere Partners. In addition, there is no recourse to us for the consolidated VIE’s liabilities. The assets and liabilities in the table below include third-party assets and liabilities of Cheniere Partners only and exclude intercompany balances that eliminate in consolidation.
The entire disclosure for noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiaries, which could include the name of the subsidiary, the ownership percentage held by the parent, the ownership percentage held by the noncontrolling owners, the amount of the noncontrolling interest, the location of this amount on the balance sheet (when not reported separately), an explanation of the increase or decrease in the amount of the noncontrolling interest, the noncontrolling interest share of the net Income or Loss of the subsidiary, the location of this amount on the income statement (when not reported separately), the nature of the noncontrolling interest such as background information and terms, the amount of the noncontrolling interest represented by preferred stock, a description of the preferred stock, and the dividend requirements of the preferred stock.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef