Organization and Nature of Operations
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|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 located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana at Sabine Pass and near Corpus Christi, Texas (respectively, the “Sabine Pass LNG Terminal” and “Corpus Christi LNG Terminal”).
CQP owns the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal, which has natural gas liquefaction facilities consisting of six operational Trains, with Train 6 having achieved substantial completion on February 4, 2022, for a total operational 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 three marine berths, with the third berth having achieved substantial completion on October 27, 2022. The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal also includes a 94-mile pipeline owned by CTPL, a subsidiary of CQP, that interconnects our facilities with a number of large interstate and intrastate pipelines. As of December 31, 2022, we owned 100% of the general partner interest and a 48.6% limited partner interest in CQP.
The Corpus Christi LNG Terminal currently has three operational Trains for a total operational production capacity of approximately 15 mtpa of LNG, three LNG storage tanks and two marine berths. Additionally, we are constructing an expansion of the Corpus Christi LNG Terminal (the “Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project”) for up to seven midscale Trains with an expected total operational production capacity of over 10 mtpa of LNG. CCL Stage III, CCL and CCP received approval from FERC in November 2019 to site, construct and operate the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project. In March 2022, CCL Stage III issued limited notice to proceed to Bechtel Energy Inc. (“Bechtel”) to commence early engineering, procurement and site works. In June 2022, our board of directors (our “Board”) made a positive FID with respect to the investment in the construction and operation of the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project and issued a full notice to proceed with construction to Bechtel effective June 16, 2022. In connection with the positive FID, CCL Stage III, through which we were developing and constructing the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project, was contributed to CCH and subsequently merged with and into CCL, the surviving entity of the merger and a wholly owned subsidiary of CCH. Through our subsidiary CCP, 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 existing operational Trains, midscale Trains, storage tanks and marine berths, the “CCL Project”).
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. In September 2022, certain of our subsidiaries entered the pre-filing review process with the FERC under the National Environmental Policy Act for an expansion adjacent to the CCL Project consisting of two midscale Trains with an expected total production capacity of approximately 3 mtpa of LNG. 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 positive FID.
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