|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]
|Schedule of Debt Instruments
Debt consisted of the following (in millions):
(1)In January 2023, we redeemed the remaining outstanding principal balance of the 2024 CCH Senior Notes with cash that was on hand at December 31, 2022. Therefore, the outstanding principal balance redeemed was classified as current portion of long-term debt as of December 31, 2022, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $3 million.
(2)Subsequent to December 31, 2022 and through February 16, 2023, we executed bond repurchases totaling $322 million, inclusive of CCH’s Senior Secured Notes due 2027, 2029 and 2039 on the open market. These bonds
were repurchased with cash that was on hand at December 31, 2022; therefore, the amounts repurchased are classified as current portion of long-term debt as of December 31, 2022, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $4 million.
(3)These debt instruments are classified as short-term debt.
(4)The redemption of these notes was financed with borrowings under the Cheniere Revolving Credit Facility, which is a long-term debt instrument. Therefore, the 2045 Cheniere Convertible Senior Notes were classified as long-term debt as of December 31, 2021. See Convertible Notes section below for further discussion of the redemption.
|Schedule of Maturities of Long-term Debt
Below is a schedule of future principal payments that we are obligated to make on our outstanding debt at December 31, 2022 (in millions):
|Schedule of Line of Credit Facilities and Delayed Draw Term Loan
Below is a summary of our committed credit facilities outstanding as of December 31, 2022 (in millions):
(1)The obligations of SPL under the SPL Working Capital Facility are secured by substantially all of the assets of SPL as well as a pledge of all of the membership interests in SPL and certain future subsidiaries of SPL on a pari passu basis by a first priority lien with the SPL Senior Secured Notes. The SPL Working Capital Facility contains customary conditions precedent for extensions.
(2)The obligations under the CQP Credit Facilities are unconditionally guaranteed by the CQP Guarantors.
(3)The obligations of CCH under the CCH Credit Facility are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the assets of CCH and its subsidiaries and by a pledge by Cheniere CCH Holdco I of its limited liability company interests in CCH.
(4)In June 2022, CCH amended and restated the CCH Credit Facility and the CCH Working Capital Facility resulting in $20 million of debt extinguishment and modification costs to, among other things, (1) provide incremental commitments of $3.7 billion and $300 million for the CCH Credit Facility and the CCH Working Capital Facility, respectively, in connection with the FID with respect to the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project, (2) extend the maturity, (3) update the indexed interest rate to SOFR and (4) make certain other changes to the terms and conditions of each existing facility.
(5)The obligations of CCH under the CCH Working Capital Facility are secured by substantially all of the assets of CCH and the CCH Guarantors as well as all of the membership interests in CCH and each of the CCH Guarantors on a pari passu basis with the CCH Senior Secured Notes and the CCH Credit Facility.
(6)The Cheniere Revolving Credit Facility contains a financial covenant requiring us to maintain a non-consolidated leverage ratio not to exceed 5.50:1.00 as of the end of any fiscal quarter if (i) as of the last day of such fiscal quarter the aggregate principal amount of outstanding loans plus drawn and unreimbursed letters of credit is greater than 35% of the aggregate commitments under the Cheniere Revolving Credit Facility (a “Covenant Trigger Event”) or (ii) a Covenant Trigger Event had occurred and been continuing as of the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal quarter and as of the last day of such ending fiscal quarter such Covenant Trigger Event had not ceased for a period of at least thirty consecutive days.
(7)The margin on the interest rate and the commitment fees are subject to change based on the applicable entity’s credit rating.
(8)This facility was amended in 2021 to establish a SOFR-indexed replacement rate for LIBOR.
(9)The CCH Credit Facility matures the earlier of June 15, 2029 or two years after the substantial completion of the last Train of the Corpus Christi Stage 3 Project.
|Schedule of Interest Expense
Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest, including interest expense related to our convertible notes, consisted of the following (in millions):
|Schedule of Carrying Values and Estimated Fair Values of Debt Instruments
The following table shows the carrying amount and estimated fair value of our debt (in millions):
(1)The Level 2 estimated fair value was based on quotes obtained from broker-dealers or market makers of these senior notes and other similar instruments.
(2)The Level 3 estimated fair value was calculated based on inputs that are observable in the market or that could be derived from, or corroborated with, observable market data, including our stock price and interest rates based on debt issued by parties with comparable credit ratings to us and inputs that are not observable in the market.(3)The Level 1 estimated fair value was based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical liabilities that we had the ability to access at the measurement date.