Organization and Nature of Operations
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]
|Organization and Nature of Operations
|ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS
We operate two natural gas liquefaction and export facilities at Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi (respectively, the “Sabine Pass LNG Terminal” and “Corpus Christi LNG Terminal”).
CQP owns the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, which has natural gas liquefaction facilities consisting of six operational natural gas liquefaction Trains, with Train 6 achieving substantial completion on February 4, 2022, for a total production capacity of approximately 30 mtpa of LNG (the “SPL Project”). The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal also has operational regasification facilities that include five LNG storage tanks, vaporizers and two marine berths, with an additional marine berth that is under construction. CQP also owns a 94-mile pipeline that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal with a number of large interstate pipelines (the “Creole Trail Pipeline”) through its subsidiary, CTPL. As of December 31, 2021, we owned 100% of the general partner interest and 48.6% of the limited partner interest in CQP.
The Corpus Christi LNG Terminal is located near Corpus Christi, Texas. We currently operate three Trains, for a total production capacity of approximately 15 mtpa of LNG. We also own a 21.5-mile natural gas supply pipeline that interconnects the Corpus Christi LNG Terminal with several interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines (the “Corpus Christi Pipeline” and together with the Trains, the “CCL Project”) through our subsidiary CCP, as part of the CCH Group. The CCL Project also contains three LNG storage tanks and two marine berths.
Additionally, separate from the CCH Group, we are developing an expansion of the Corpus Christi LNG Terminal adjacent to the CCL Project (“Corpus Christi Stage 3”) through our subsidiary CCL Stage III, for up to seven midscale Trains with an expected total production capacity of over 10 mtpa of LNG. We received approval from FERC in November 2019 to site, construct and operate the expansion project.
We remain focused on operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Increasing demand for LNG has allowed us to expand our liquefaction infrastructure in a financially disciplined manner. We have increased available liquefaction capacity at the SPL Project and the CCL Project (collectively, the “Liquefaction Projects”) as a result of debottlenecking and other optimization projects. We hold significant land positions at both the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal and the Corpus Christi LNG Terminal which provide opportunity for further liquefaction capacity expansion. The development of these sites or other projects, including infrastructure projects in support of natural gas supply and LNG demand, will require, among other things, acceptable commercial and financing arrangements before we make a final investment decision (“FID”).