Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Non-Controlling Interest (Tables)

Non-Controlling Interest (Tables)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract]  
Schedule of Noncontrolling Interest
The following table sets forth the components of our non-controlling interest balance since inception attributable to third-party investors’ interests at September 30, 2013 (in thousands): 
Net proceeds from Cheniere Partners’ issuance of common units (1)

Net proceeds from CLNGH’s sale of Cheniere Partners common units (2)

Distributions to Cheniere Partners’ non-controlling interest
Net proceeds from Cheniere Partners' issuance of Class B units (3)

Non-controlling interest share of loss of Cheniere Partners
Non-controlling interest at September 30, 2013

In March and April 2007, we and Cheniere Partners completed a public offering of 15.5 million Cheniere Partners common units (the "Cheniere Partners IPO"). Cheniere Partners received $98.4 million in net proceeds from the issuance of its common units to the public.
In January 2011, Cheniere Partners initiated an at-the-market program to sell up to 1.0 million common units, the proceeds from which would be used primarily to fund development costs associated with the Liquefaction Project. As of December 31, 2011, Cheniere Partners had sold 0.5 million common units with net proceeds of $9.0 million. During the year ended December 31, 2012, Cheniere Partners sold 0.5 million common units with net proceeds of $11.1 million.
In September 2011, Cheniere Partners sold 3.0 million common units in an underwritten public offering and 1.1 million common units to Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, at a price of $15.25 per common unit. Cheniere Partners received net proceeds of $43.3 million and $16.4 million from the public offering and Cheniere Common Units Holding, LLC sale, respectively.
In September 2012, Cheniere Partners sold 8.0 million common units in an underwritten public offering at a price of $25.07 per common unit for net cash proceeds of $194.0 million.
In March 2013, Cheniere Partners sold 17.6 million common units in a registered direct offering to institutional investors at a price of $20.75 per common unit for net proceeds of $364.8 million.
In conjunction with the Cheniere Partners IPO, Cheniere LNG Holdings, LLC ("CLNGH") sold a portion of the Cheniere Partners common units held by it to the public, realizing net proceeds of $203.9 million, which included $39.4 million of net proceeds realized once the underwriters exercised their option to purchase an additional 2.0 million common units from Holdings.
In May 2012, Cheniere Partners, Cheniere and Blackstone CQP Holdco LP ("Blackstone") entered into a unit purchase agreement (the "Blackstone Unit Purchase Agreement") whereby Cheniere Partners agreed to sell to Blackstone in a private placement 100.0 million Class B units of Cheniere Partners ("Class B units") at a price of $15.00 per Class B unit. Cheniere Partners had issued and sold all 100.0 million Class B units to Blackstone as of December 31, 2012. See Note 5—"Variable Interest Entity".