Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
We have various future commitments under executed contracts that include unconditional purchase obligations and other commitments which do not meet the definition of a liability as of December 31, 2022 and thus are not recognized as liabilities in our Consolidated Financial Statements.
CCL has a lump sum turnkey contract with Bechtel for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project. The total contract price of the EPC contract is approximately $5.4 billion, reflecting amounts incurred under change orders through December 31, 2022. As of December 31, 2022, we had approximately $3.9 billion remaining under this contract.
Natural Gas Supply, Transportation and Storage Service Agreements
SPL and CCL have physical natural gas supply contracts to secure natural gas feedstock for the SPL Project and the CCL Project, respectively. The remaining terms of these contracts range up to 15 years.
Additionally, SPL and CCL have natural gas transportation and storage service agreements for the SPL Project and the CCL Project, respectively. The initial terms of the natural gas transportation agreements range up to 20 years for the SPL Project and the CCL Project, with renewal options for certain contracts, and commence upon the occurrence of conditions precedent. The initial term of the natural gas storage service agreements for the SPL Project ranges up to 10 years and the initial term of the natural gas storage service agreements for the CCL Project ranges up to five years.
As of December 31, 2022, the obligations of SPL and CCL under natural gas supply, transportation and storage service agreements for contracts in which conditions precedent were met or are currently expected to be met were as follows (in billions):
(1)Pricing of natural gas supply contracts is variable based on market commodity basis prices adjusted for basis spread, and pricing of IPM agreements is variable based on global gas market prices less fixed liquefaction fees and certain costs incurred by us. Amounts included are based on estimated forward prices and basis spreads as of December 31, 2022. Some of our contracts may not have been negotiated as part of arranging financing for the underlying assets providing the natural gas supply, transportation and storage services.
(2)Includes $0.4 billion under natural gas supply agreements with unsatisfied conditions precedent.
(3)Includes $1.2 billion under natural gas transportation and storage service agreements with unsatisfied conditions precedent.
We have certain fixed commitments under SPL’s partial TUA assignment agreement with TotalEnergies and other agreements of $1.4 billion. See Note 13—Revenues for further discussion of the partial TUA assignment.
Environmental and Regulatory Matters
Our LNG terminals and pipelines are subject to extensive regulation under federal, state and local statutes, rules, regulations and laws. These laws require that we engage in consultations with appropriate federal and state agencies and that we obtain and maintain applicable permits and other authorizations. Failure to comply with such laws could result in legal proceedings, which may include substantial penalties. We believe that, based on currently known information, compliance with these laws and regulations will not have a material adverse effect on our results of operations, financial condition or cash flows.
We are, and may in the future be, involved as a party to various legal proceedings, which are incidental to the ordinary course of business. We regularly analyze current information and, as necessary, provide accruals for probable liabilities on the eventual disposition of these matters. We recognize legal costs in connection with legal and regulatory matters as they are incurred. While the results of these litigation matters and claims cannot be predicted with certainty, we believe the reasonably possible losses from such matters, individually and in the aggregate, are not material. Additionally, we believe the probable final outcome of such matters will not have a material impact on our operating results, financial position or cash flows.
No definition available.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef