Related Party Transactions
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related Party Transactions||RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Natural Gas Supply Agreements
SPL and CCL are party to natural gas supply agreements with related parties in the ordinary course of business, to obtain a fixed minimum daily volume of feed gas for the operation of the Liquefaction Projects. These related parties are partially owned by The Blackstone Group Inc., who also partially owns Cheniere Partners’ limited partner interests.
SPL Natural Gas Supply Agreement
The term of the SPL agreement is for five years, which can commence no earlier than November 1, 2021 and no later than November 1, 2022, following the achievement of contractually-defined conditions precedent. As of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the notional amount for this agreement was 91 TBtu and had a fair value of zero.
CCL Natural Gas Supply Agreement
The term of the CCL agreement extends through March 2022. Under this agreement, CCL recorded $13 million in accrued liabilities, as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.
The Liquefaction Supply Derivatives related to this agreement are recorded on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows (in millions, except notional amount):
We recorded the following amounts on our Consolidated Statements of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 related to this agreement (in millions):
Natural Gas Transportation and Storage Agreements
SPL is party to various natural gas transportation and storage agreements and CTPL is party to an operational balancing agreement with a related party in the ordinary course of business for the operation of the SPL Project, with initial primary terms of up to 10 years with extension rights. This related party is partially owned by Brookfield Asset Management, Inc., who acquired a portion of Cheniere Partners’ limited partner interests in September 2020. We recorded operating and maintenance
expense of $10 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 and accrued liabilities of $3 million and $4 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, with this related party.
Operation and Maintenance Service AgreementsCheniere LNG O&M Services, LLC (“O&M Services”), our wholly owned subsidiary, provides the development, construction, operation and maintenance services to Midship Pipeline pursuant to agreements in which O&M Services receives an agreed upon fee and reimbursement of costs incurred. O&M Services recorded $2 million and $3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, of other revenues and $1 million and $2 million of accounts receivable as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, for services provided to Midship Pipeline under these agreements.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef