Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Leases [Abstract]  
Our leased assets consist primarily of (1) LNG vessel time charters (“vessel charters”), (2) tug vessels, (3) office space and facilities and (4) land sites, all of which are classified as operating leases except for our tug vessels supporting the Corpus Christi LNG terminal, which are classified as finance leases.

The following table shows the classification and location of our right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
March 31, December 31,
Consolidated Balance Sheets Location 2021 2020
Right-of-use assets—Operating Operating lease assets $ 1,181  $ 759 
Right-of-use assets—Financing Property, plant and equipment, net 52  53 
Total right-of-use assets $ 1,233  $ 812 
Current operating lease liabilities Current operating lease liabilities $ 251  $ 161 
Current finance lease liabilities Other current liabilities
Non-current operating lease liabilities Non-current operating lease liabilities 928  597 
Non-current finance lease liabilities Non-current finance lease liabilities 57  $ 57 
Total lease liabilities $ 1,238  $ 817 

The following table shows the classification and location of our lease costs on our Consolidated Statements of Operations (in millions):
Consolidated Statements of Operations Location Three Months Ended March 31,
2021 2020
Operating lease cost (a) Operating costs and expenses (1) $ 151  $ 141 
Finance lease cost:
Amortization of right-of-use assets Depreciation and amortization expense
Interest on lease liabilities Interest expense, net of capitalized interest
Total lease cost $ 154  $ 144 
(a) Included in operating lease cost:
Short-term lease costs $ 51  $ 35 
Variable lease costs
(1)    Presented in cost of sales, operating and maintenance expense or selling, general and administrative expense consistent with the nature of the asset under lease.

Future annual minimum lease payments for operating and finance leases as of March 31, 2021 are as follows (in millions): 
Years Ending December 31, Operating Leases (1) Finance Leases
2021 $ 233  $
2022 253  10 
2023 214  10 
2024 192  10 
2025 163  10 
Thereafter 342  127 
Total lease payments 1,397  175 
Less: Interest (218) (116)
Present value of lease liabilities $ 1,179  $ 59 
(1)    Does not include $1.1 billion of legally binding minimum lease payments primarily for vessel charters which were executed as of March 31, 2021 but will commence in future period primarily in the next year and have fixed minimum lease terms of up to seven years.
The following table shows the weighted-average remaining lease term and the weighted-average discount rate for our operating leases and finance leases:
March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020
Operating Leases Finance Leases Operating Leases Finance Leases
Weighted-average remaining lease term (in years) 7.2 17.4 8.2 17.7
Weighted-average discount rate (1) 4.5% 16.2% 5.4% 16.2%
(1)The finance leases commenced prior to the adoption of the current leasing standard under GAAP. In accordance with previous accounting guidance, the implied rate is based on the fair value of the underlying assets.

The following table includes other quantitative information for our operating and finance leases (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
2021 2020
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
Operating cash flows from operating leases $ 97  $ 94 
Operating cash flows from finance leases
Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for operating lease liabilities 507 

LNG Vessel Subcharters

From time to time, we sublease certain LNG vessels under charter to third parties while retaining our existing obligation to the original lessor. As of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we did not have any future minimum sublease payments to be received from LNG vessel subcharters. The following table shows the sublease income recognized in other revenues on our Consolidated Statements of Operations (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
2021 2020
Fixed income $ $ 37 
Variable income 15 
Total sublease income $ $ 52