|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]
Debt consisted of the following (in millions):
(1)These debt instruments are classified as short-term debt as we are required to reduce the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the CCH Working Capital Facility to zero for a period of five consecutive business days at least once each year, and the borrowings under the Cheniere Marketing trade finance facilities are required to be repaid within 90 days.
(2)As of March 31, 2023, $61 million of debt with contractual maturities of greater than one year was classified as current portion of long-term debt based on our intent and ability to repay the debt with cash that was on hand at March 31, 2023, including repurchases of debt subsequent to the balance sheet date and through April 26, 2023.
Below is a summary of our committed credit facilities outstanding as of March 31, 2023 (in millions):
(1)The margin on the interest rate and the commitment fees is subject to change based on the applicable entity’s credit rating.
(2)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.
Restrictive Debt Covenants
The indentures governing our senior notes and other agreements underlying our debt contain customary terms and events of default and certain covenants that, among other things, may limit us, our subsidiaries’ and its restricted subsidiaries’ ability to make certain investments or pay dividends or distributions. SPL, CQP and CCH are restricted from making distributions under agreements governing their respective indebtedness generally until, among other requirements, appropriate reserves have been established for debt service using cash or letters of credit and a historical debt service coverage ratio and projected debt service coverage ratio of at least 1.25:1.00 is satisfied.
As of March 31, 2023, each of our issuers was in compliance with all covenants related to their respective debt agreements.
Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest, consisted of the following (in millions):
Fair Value Disclosures
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.
The estimated fair value of our credit facilities approximates the principal amount outstanding because the interest rates are variable and reflective of market rates and the debt may be repaid, in full or in part, at any time without penalty.