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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022
or
    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 For the transition period from            to            
Commission file number 001-33366
Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 20-5913059
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
700 Milam Street, Suite 1900
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(713) 375-5000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: 
Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Units Representing Limited Partner Interests CQP NYSE American
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes ☒   No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes  ☒   No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes ☐    No ☒
As of October 31, 2022, the registrant had 484,031,623 common units outstanding.




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DEFINITIONS

As used in this quarterly report, the terms listed below have the following meanings: 

Common Industry and Other Terms
ASU Accounting Standards Update
Bcf billion cubic feet
Bcf/d billion cubic feet per day
Bcf/yr billion cubic feet per year
Bcfe billion cubic feet equivalent
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
EPC engineering, procurement and construction
FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FTA countries countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement providing for national treatment for trade in natural gas
GAAP generally accepted accounting principles in the United States
Henry Hub the final settlement price (in USD per MMBtu) for the New York Mercantile Exchange’s Henry Hub natural gas futures contract for the month in which a relevant cargo’s delivery window is scheduled to begin
IPM agreements integrated production marketing agreements in which the gas producer sells to us gas on a global LNG index price, less a fixed liquefaction fee, shipping and other costs
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate
LNG liquefied natural gas, a product of natural gas that, through a refrigeration process, has been cooled to a liquid state, which occupies a volume that is approximately 1/600th of its gaseous state
MMBtu million British thermal units; one British thermal unit measures the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit
mtpa million tonnes per annum
non-FTA countries countries with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement providing for national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is permitted
SEC U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SPA LNG sale and purchase agreement
TBtu
trillion British thermal units; one British thermal unit measures the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit
Train an industrial facility comprised of a series of refrigerant compressor loops used to cool natural gas into LNG
TUA terminal use agreement



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Abbreviated Legal Entity Structure

The following diagram depicts our abbreviated legal entity structure as of September 30, 2022, including our ownership of certain subsidiaries, and the references to these entities used in this quarterly report:
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Unless the context requires otherwise, references to “CQP,” “the Partnership,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. and its consolidated subsidiaries, including SPLNG, SPL and CTPL. 



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PART I.     FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.    CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in millions, except per unit data)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Revenues
LNG revenues $ 3,130  $ 1,791  $ 8,577  $ 5,057 
LNG revenues—affiliate 1,376  453  3,268  878 
LNG revenues—related party —  —  — 
Regasification revenues 455  68  591  202 
Other revenues 15  12  45  39 
Total revenues 4,976  2,324  12,485  6,176 
Operating costs and expenses  
Cost of sales (excluding items shown separately below) 4,739  1,342  10,445  3,178 
Cost of sales—affiliate 104  166  62 
Cost of sales—related party —  — 
Operating and maintenance expense 189  148  550  465 
Operating and maintenance expense—affiliate 39  34  118  103 
Operating and maintenance expense—related party 18  12  45  34 
General and administrative expense
General and administrative expense—affiliate 23  22  70  64 
Depreciation and amortization expense 160  140  469  417 
Other —  —  — 
Total operating costs and expenses 5,275  1,708  11,867  4,338 
Income (loss) from operations (299) 616  618  1,838 
Other income (expense)  
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest (222) (210) (641) (636)
Loss on modification or extinguishment of debt —  (27) —  (81)
Other income, net 10 
Total other expense (215) (235) (631) (715)
Net income (loss) $ (514) $ 381  $ (13) $ 1,123 
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common unit (1) $ (1.49) $ 0.69  $ (1.36) $ 2.07 
Weighted average basic and diluted number of common units outstanding 484.0  484.0  484.0  484.0 
(1)In computing basic and diluted net income (loss) per common unit, net income (loss) is reduced by the amount of undistributed net income (loss) allocated to participating securities other than common units, as required under the two-class method. See Note 12—Net Income (Loss) per Unit.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions, except unit data)

September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
ASSETS (unaudited)  
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 988  $ 876 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 195  98 
Trade and other receivables, net of current expected credit losses 805  580 
Accounts receivable—affiliate 447  232 
Accounts receivable—related party — 
Advances to affiliate 150  141 
Inventory 241  176 
Current derivative assets 27  21 
Margin deposits 59 
Contract assets 387  — 
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Total current assets 3,373  2,212 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation 16,827  16,830 
Operating lease assets 91  98 
Debt issuance costs, net of accumulated amortization 12 
Derivative assets 33  33 
Other non-current assets, net 167  173 
Total assets $ 20,500  $ 19,358 
LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)  
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 31  $ 21 
Accrued liabilities 1,657  1,073 
Accrued liabilities—related party
Current debt, net of discount and debt issuance costs 1,498  — 
Due to affiliates 56  67 
Deferred revenue 162  155 
Deferred revenue—affiliate
Current operating lease liabilities
Current derivative liabilities 1,157  16 
Other current liabilities — 
Total current liabilities 4,583  1,345 
Long-term debt, net of premium, discount and debt issuance costs 15,699  17,177 
Operating lease liabilities 82  89 
Finance lease liabilities 18  — 
Derivative liabilities 3,981  11 
Other non-current liabilities—affiliate 21  18 
Partners’ equity (deficit)
Common unitholders’ interest (484.0 million units issued and outstanding at both September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021)
(3,059) 1,024 
General partner’s interest (2% interest with 9.9 million units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021)
(825) (306)
Total partners’ equity (deficit) (3,884) 718 
Total liabilities and partners’ equity (deficit) $ 20,500  $ 19,358 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF PARTNERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)
(in millions)
(unaudited)

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Common Unitholders’ Interest General Partner’s Interest Total Partners’ Equity (Deficit)
Units Amount Units Amount
Balance at December 31, 2021 484.0  $ 1,024  9.9  $ (306) $ 718 
Net income —  157  —  159 
Novated IPM agreement (see Note 14)
—  (2,712) —  —  (2,712)
Distributions
Common units, $0.700/unit
—  (339) —  —  (339)
General partner units —  —  —  (56) (56)
Balance at March 31, 2022 484.0  (1,870) 9.9  (360) (2,230)
Net income —  335  —  342 
Distributions
Common units, $1.05/unit
—  (508) —  —  (508)
General partner units —  —  —  (229) (229)
Balance at June 30, 2022 484.0  (2,043) 9.9  (582) (2,625)
Net loss —  (503) —  (11) (514)
Distributions
Common units, $1.06/unit
—  (513) —  —  (513)
General partner units —  —  —  (232) (232)
Balance at September 30, 2022 484.0  $ (3,059) 9.9  $ (825) $ (3,884)

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
Common Unitholders’ Interest General Partner’s Interest Total Partners’ Equity
Units Amount Units Amount
Balance at December 31, 2020 484.0  $ 714  9.9  $ (175) $ 539 
Net income —  340  —  347 
Distributions
Common units, $0.655/unit
—  (316) —  —  (316)
General partner units —  —  —  (35) (35)
Balance at March 31, 2021 484.0  738  9.9  (203) 535 
Net income —  387  —  395 
Distributions
Common units, $0.660/unit
—  (320) —  —  (320)
General partner units —  —  —  (39) (39)
Balance at June 30, 2021 484.0  805  9.9  (234) 571 
Net income —  373  —  381 
Distributions
Common units, $0.665/unit
—  (322) —  —  (322)
General partner units —  —  —  (41) (41)
Balance at September 30, 2021 484.0  $ 856  9.9  $ (267) $ 589 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)
(unaudited)

  Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income (loss) $ (13) $ 1,123 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 469  417 
Amortization of debt issuance costs, premium and discount 22  22 
Loss on modification or extinguishment of debt —  81 
Total losses (gains) on derivative instruments, net 2,447  (64)
Net cash provided by (used for) settlement of derivative instruments (54) 10 
Other 28  19 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade and other receivables, net of current expected credit losses (290) (41)
Accounts receivable—affiliate (231) (13)
Advances to affiliate (10) 11 
Inventory (67) (26)
Margin deposits (52) (25)
Contract assets (387) — 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 592  165 
Accrued liabilities—related party
Due to affiliates (6)
Deferred revenue 29 
Other, net (30) (37)
Other, net—affiliate
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,442  1,667 
Cash flows from investing activities    
Property, plant and equipment (356) (495)
Net cash used in investing activities (356) (495)
Cash flows from financing activities    
Proceeds from issuances of debt —  2,700 
Redemptions and repayments of debt —  (2,172)
Debt issuance and other financing costs —  (35)
Debt extinguishment costs —  (61)
Distributions (1,877) (1,073)
Other — 
Net cash used in financing activities (1,877) (633)
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents 209  539 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents—beginning of period 974  1,307 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents—end of period $ 1,183  $ 1,846 

Balances per Consolidated Balance Sheet:
September 30,
2022
Cash and cash equivalents $ 988 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 195 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash and cash equivalents $ 1,183 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)


NOTE 1—NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

We own the natural gas liquefaction and export facility located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana at Sabine Pass (the “Sabine Pass LNG Terminal”) which has six operational Trains, with Train 6 having achieved substantial completion on February 4, 2022, for a total production capacity of approximately 30 mtpa of LNG (the “Liquefaction 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. We also own a 94-mile pipeline through our subsidiary, CTPL, that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal with a number of large interstate and intrastate pipelines (the “Creole Trail Pipeline”).

We have increased available liquefaction capacity at our Liquefaction Project as a result of debottlenecking and other optimization projects. We hold a significant land position at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal, which provides opportunity for further liquefaction capacity expansion. The development of this site 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 final investment decision.

As of September 30, 2022, Cheniere owned 48.6% of our limited partner interest in the form of 239.9 million of our common units. Cheniere also owns 100% of our general partner interest and our incentive distribution rights (“IDRs”).

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of CQP have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and in accordance with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X and reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of the financial results for the interim periods presented. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

Results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that will be realized for the year ending December 31, 2022.

We are not subject to either federal or state income tax, as our partners are taxed individually on their allocable share of our taxable income.

Recent Accounting Standards

ASU 2020-04

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. This guidance primarily provides temporary optional expedients which simplify the accounting for contract modifications to existing debt agreements expected to arise from the market transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates. The standard is effective from March 12, 2020 to December 31, 2022. We have not yet applied the optional expedients available under the standard because we have not yet modified any of our existing contracts indexed to LIBOR, mainly our credit facilities as further described in Note 9—Debt, for reference rate reform. However, we do not expect the impact of applying the optional expedients to any future contract modifications to be material, and we do not expect the transition to a replacement rate index to have a material impact on our future cash flows.

NOTE 2—UNITHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
The common units represent limited partner interests in us, which entitle the unitholders to participate in partnership distributions and exercise the rights and privileges available to limited partners under our partnership agreement. Although common unitholders are not obligated to fund losses of the Partnership, their capital account, which would be considered in allocating the net assets of the Partnership were it to be liquidated, continues to share in losses.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
The general partner interest is entitled to at least 2% of all distributions made by us. In addition, the general partner holds IDRs, which allow the general partner to receive a higher percentage of quarterly distributions of available cash from operating surplus as additional target levels are met, but may transfer these rights separately from its general partner interest. The higher percentages range from 15% to 50%, inclusive of the general partner interest.
Our partnership agreement requires that, within 45 days after the end of each quarter, we distribute all of our available cash (as defined in our partnership agreement). Generally, our available cash is our cash on hand at the end of a quarter less the amount of any reserves established by our general partner. All distributions we have paid to date have been made from accumulated operating surplus as defined in the partnership agreement.
As of September 30, 2022, our total securities beneficially owned in the form of common units were held 48.6% by Cheniere, 41.4% by CQP Target Holdco L.L.C. (“CQP Target Holdco”) and other affiliates of Blackstone Inc. (“Blackstone”) and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Brookfield”) and 8.0% by the public. All of our 2% general partner interest was held by Cheniere. CQP Target Holdco’s equity interests are 50.0% owned by BIP Chinook Holdco L.L.C., an affiliate of Blackstone, and 50.0% owned by BIF IV Cypress Aggregator (Delaware) LLC, an affiliate of Brookfield. The ownership of CQP Target Holdco, Blackstone and Brookfield are based on their most recent filings with the SEC.

NOTE 3—RESTRICTED CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents consist of funds that are contractually or legally restricted as to usage or withdrawal. As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we had $195 million and $98 million of restricted cash and cash equivalents, respectively.

Pursuant to the accounts agreement entered into with the collateral trustee for the benefit of SPL’s debt holders, SPL is required to deposit all cash received into reserve accounts controlled by the collateral trustee. The usage or withdrawal of such cash is restricted to the payment of liabilities related to the Liquefaction Project and other restricted payments.

NOTE 4—TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES, NET OF CURRENT EXPECTED CREDIT LOSSES

Trade and other receivables, net of current expected credit losses consisted of the following (in millions):
September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
Trade receivables $ 761  $ 546 
Other receivables 44  34 
Total trade and other receivables, net of current expected credit losses $ 805  $ 580 

NOTE 5—INVENTORY

Inventory consisted of the following (in millions):
September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
Materials $ 100  $ 86 
LNG 107  45 
Natural gas 32  43 
Other
Total inventory $ 241  $ 176 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 6—PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET OF ACCUMULATED DEPRECIATION
 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation consisted of the following (in millions):
September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
LNG terminal    
Terminal and interconnecting pipeline facilities $ 19,459  $ 16,973 
Construction-in-process 699  2,746 
Accumulated depreciation (3,356) (2,893)
Total LNG terminal, net of accumulated depreciation 16,802  16,826 
Fixed assets    
Fixed assets 29  29 
Accumulated depreciation (26) (25)
Total fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation
Assets under finance lease
Tug vessels 23  — 
Accumulated depreciation (1) — 
Total assets under finance lease, net of accumulated depreciation 22  — 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation $ 16,827  $ 16,830 

The following table shows depreciation expense and offsets to LNG terminal costs (in millions):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Depreciation expense $ 158  $ 139  $ 465  $ 414 
Offsets to LNG terminal costs (1) —  —  148  — 
(1)We recognize offsets to LNG terminal costs related to the sale of commissioning cargoes because these amounts were earned or loaded prior to the start of commercial operations of the respective Trains of the Liquefaction Project during the testing phase for its construction.

NOTE 7—DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS

We have entered into commodity derivatives consisting of natural gas supply contracts, including those under SPL’s IPM agreement, for the operation of the Liquefaction Project (“Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives”) and associated economic hedges (“Financial Liquefaction Supply Derivatives,” and collectively with the Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives, the “Liquefaction Supply Derivatives”).

We recognize our derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities and measure those instruments at fair value. None of our derivative instruments are designated as cash flow or fair value hedging instruments, and changes in fair value are recorded within our Consolidated Statements of Operations to the extent not utilized for the commissioning process, in which case such changes are capitalized.

The following table shows the fair value of our derivative instruments that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis (in millions):
Fair Value Measurements as of
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Quoted Prices in Active Markets
(Level 1)
Significant Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
Total Quoted Prices in Active Markets
(Level 1)
Significant Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
Total
Liquefaction Supply Derivatives asset (liability) $ (30) $ (24) $ (5,024) $ (5,078) $ $ (13) $ 38  $ 27 
We value our Liquefaction Supply Derivatives using a market or option-based approach incorporating present value techniques, as needed, using observable commodity price curves, when available, and other relevant data.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
The fair value of our Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives is predominantly driven by observable and unobservable market commodity prices and, as applicable to our natural gas supply contracts, our assessment of the associated events deriving fair value including, but not limited to, evaluation of whether the respective market exists from the perspective of market participants as infrastructure is developed.

We include a portion of our Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives as Level 3 within the valuation hierarchy as the fair value is developed through the use of internal models which incorporate significant unobservable inputs. In instances where observable data is unavailable, consideration is given to the assumptions that market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability. This includes assumptions about market risks, such as future prices of energy units for unobservable periods, liquidity and volatility.

The Level 3 fair value measurements of natural gas positions within our Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives could be materially impacted by a significant change in certain natural gas and international LNG prices. The following table includes quantitative information for the unobservable inputs for our Level 3 Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives as of September 30, 2022:
Net Fair Value Liability
(in millions)
Valuation Approach Significant Unobservable Input Range of Significant Unobservable Inputs / Weighted Average (1)
Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives $(5,024) Market approach incorporating present value techniques Henry Hub basis spread
$(2.495) - $0.677 / $(0.028)
Option pricing model International LNG pricing spread, relative to Henry Hub (2)
91% - 865% / 243%
(1)Unobservable inputs were weighted by the relative fair value of the instruments.
(2)Spread contemplates U.S. dollar-denominated pricing.

Increases or decreases in basis or pricing spreads, in isolation, would decrease or increase, respectively, the fair value of our Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives.

The following table shows the changes in the fair value of our Level 3 Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives (in millions):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Balance, beginning of period $ (3,456) $ 33  $ 38  $ (21)
Realized and mark-to-market gains (losses):
Included in cost of sales (1,545) 25  (155) 79 
Purchases and settlements:
Purchases (1) (4,896)
Settlements (24) (3) (11) (5)
Transfers out of Level 3, net (2) (2) —  —  — 
Balance, end of period $ (5,024) $ 59  $ (5,024) $ 59 
Change in unrealized gains (losses) relating to instruments still held at end of period $ (1,545) $ 25  $ (155) $ 79 
(1)Includes the assignment of an IPM agreement that occurred during the period, as discussed in Note 14—Supplemental Cash Flow Information.
(2)Transferred out of Level 3 as a result of unobservable market for the underlying natural gas purchase agreements.

All counterparty derivative contracts provide for the unconditional right of set-off in the event of default. We have elected to report derivative assets and liabilities arising from our derivative contracts with the same counterparty and the unconditional contractual right of set-off on a net basis. The use of derivative instruments exposes us to counterparty credit risk, or the risk that a counterparty will be unable to meet its commitments, in instances when our derivative instruments are in an asset position. Additionally, counterparties are at risk that we will be unable to meet our commitments in instances where our derivative instruments are in a liability position. We incorporate both our own nonperformance risk and the respective
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counterparty’s nonperformance risk in fair value measurements depending on the position of the derivative. In adjusting the fair value of our derivative contracts for the effect of nonperformance risk, we have considered the impact of any applicable credit enhancements, such as collateral postings, set-off rights and guarantees.
Liquefaction Supply Derivatives

SPL holds Liquefaction Supply Derivatives which are primarily indexed to the natural gas market and international LNG indices. The remaining minimum terms of the Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives range up to 15 years, some of which commence upon the satisfaction of certain events or states of affairs. The terms of the Financial Liquefaction Supply Derivatives range up to approximately three years.

The forward notional amount for our Liquefaction Supply Derivatives was approximately 5,220 TBtu and 5,194 TBtu as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, excluding notional amounts associated with extension options that were uncertain to be taken as of September 30, 2022.

The following table shows the effect and location of our Liquefaction Supply Derivatives recorded on our Consolidated Statements of Operations (in millions):
Gain (Loss) Recognized in Consolidated Statements of Operations
 Consolidated Statements of Operations Location (1)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
LNG revenues $ (3) $ —  $ $ — 
Cost of sales (1,625) 10  (2,448) 64 
(1)Does not include the realized value associated with derivative instruments that settle through physical delivery. Fair value fluctuations associated with commodity derivative activities are classified and presented consistently with the item economically hedged and the nature and intent of the derivative instrument.

Fair Value and Location of Derivative Assets and Liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets

The following table shows the fair value and location of our Liquefaction Supply Derivatives on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
Fair Value Measurements as of (1)
Consolidated Balance Sheets Location September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Current derivative assets $ 27  $ 21 
Derivative assets 33  33 
Total derivative assets 60  54 
Current derivative liabilities (1,157) (16)
Derivative liabilities (3,981) (11)
Total derivative liabilities (5,138) (27)
Derivative asset (liability), net $ (5,078) $ 27 
(1)Does not include collateral posted with counterparties by us of $59 million and $7 million, as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, which are included in other current assets in our Consolidated Balance Sheets.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
Consolidated Balance Sheets Presentation

The following table shows the fair value of our derivatives outstanding on a gross and net basis (in millions) for our derivative instruments that are presented on a net basis on our Consolidated Balance Sheets:
Liquefaction Supply Derivatives
As of September 30, 2022
Gross assets $ 67 
Offsetting amounts (7)
Net assets $ 60 
Gross liabilities $ (5,158)
Offsetting amounts 20 
Net liabilities $ (5,138)
As of December 31, 2021
Gross assets $ 79 
Offsetting amounts (25)
Net assets $ 54 
Gross liabilities $ (33)
Offsetting amounts
Net liabilities $ (27)

NOTE 8—ACCRUED LIABILITIES
 
Accrued liabilities consisted of the following (in millions):
September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
Natural gas purchases $ 1,259  $ 786 
Interest costs and related debt fees 201  180 
LNG terminal and related pipeline costs 172  101 
Other accrued liabilities 25 
Total accrued liabilities $ 1,657  $ 1,073 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 9—DEBT
 
Debt consisted of the following (in millions):
September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
SPL:
Senior Secured Notes:
5.625% due 2023 (the “2023 SPL Senior Notes”) (1)
$ 1,500  $ 1,500 
5.75% due 2024
2,000  2,000 
5.625% due 2025
2,000  2,000 
5.875% due 2026
1,500  1,500 
5.00% due 2027
1,500  1,500 
4.200% due 2028
1,350  1,350 
4.500% due 2030
2,000  2,000 
4.27% weighted average rate due 2037
1,282  1,282 
Total SPL Senior Secured Notes 13,132  13,132 
Working capital revolving credit and letter of credit reimbursement agreement (the “SPL Working Capital Facility”)
—  — 
Total debt - SPL 13,132  13,132 
CQP:
Senior Notes:
4.500% due 2029
1,500  1,500 
4.000% due 2031
1,500  1,500 
3.25% due 2032
1,200  1,200 
Total CQP Senior Notes 4,200  4,200 
Credit facilities (the “CQP Credit Facilities”)
—  — 
Total debt - CQP 4,200  4,200 
Total debt 17,332  17,332 
Short-term debt (1,498) — 
Unamortized premium, discount and debt issuance costs, net (135) (155)
Total long-term debt, net of premium, discount and debt issuance costs $ 15,699  $ 17,177 
(1)In October 2022, $300 million of the 2023 SPL Senior Notes were redeemed. As of September 30, 2022, the entire amount of the 2023 SPL Senior Notes was classified as short-term debt.

Credit Facilities

Below is a summary of our credit facilities outstanding as of September 30, 2022 (in millions):
SPL Working Capital Facility
CQP Credit Facilities
Total facility size $ 1,200  $ 750 
Less:
Outstanding balance —  — 
Letters of credit issued 363  — 
Available commitment $ 837  $ 750 
Priority ranking Senior secured Senior secured
Interest rate on available balance
LIBOR plus 1.125% - 1.750% or base rate plus 0.125% - 0.750%
LIBOR plus 1.25% - 2.125% or base rate plus 0.25% - 1.125%
Commitment fees on undrawn balance 0.15% 0.49%
Maturity date March 19, 2025 May 29, 2024

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 and our restricted subsidiaries’ ability to make certain
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investments or pay dividends or distributions. We and SPL are restricted from making distributions under agreements governing our and SPL’s indebtedness generally until, among other requirements, deposits are made into any required debt service reserve accounts and a historical debt service coverage ratio and projected debt service coverage ratio of at least 1.25:1.00 is satisfied.

As of September 30, 2022, we and SPL were in compliance with all covenants related to our respective debt agreements.

Interest Expense

Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest consisted of the following (in millions):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Total interest cost $ 231  $ 244  $ 678  $ 732 
Capitalized interest (9) (34) (37) (96)
Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest $ 222  $ 210  $ 641  $ 636 

Fair Value Disclosures

The following table shows the carrying amount and estimated fair value of our debt (in millions):
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
  Carrying
Amount
Estimated
Fair Value
Carrying
Amount
Estimated
Fair Value
Senior notes — Level 2 (1) $ 16,050  $ 15,036  $ 16,050  $ 17,496 
Senior notes — Level 3 (2) 1,282  1,119  1,282  1,466 
(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 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.
NOTE 10—REVENUES

The following table represents a disaggregation of revenue earned (in millions):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Revenues from contracts with customers
LNG revenues $ 3,133  $ 1,791  $ 8,576  $ 5,057 
LNG revenues—affiliate 1,376  453  3,268  878 
LNG revenues—related party —  —  — 
Regasification revenues 455  68  591  202 
Other revenues 15  12  45  39 
Total revenues from contracts with customers 4,979  2,324  12,484  6,176 
Net derivative gain (loss) (1) (3) —  — 
Total revenues $ 4,976  $ 2,324  $ 12,485  $ 6,176 
(1)See Note 7—Derivative Instruments for additional information about our derivatives.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
Contract Assets and Liabilities

The following table shows our contract assets, net of current expected credit losses, which are classified as contract assets and other non-current assets, net on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
September 30, December 31,
2022 2021
Contract assets, net of current expected credit losses $ 388  $
The following table reflects the changes in our contract liabilities, which we classify as deferred revenue on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Deferred revenue, beginning of period $ 155 
Cash received but not yet recognized in revenue 162 
Revenue recognized from prior period deferral (155)
Deferred revenue, end of period $ 162 

The following table reflects the changes in our contract liabilities to affiliate, which we classify as deferred revenue—affiliate and other non-current liabilities—affiliate on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Deferred revenue—affiliate, beginning of period $
Cash received but not yet recognized in revenue
Revenue recognized from prior year end deferral (3)
Deferred revenue—affiliate, end of period $

Transaction Price Allocated to Future Performance Obligations

Because many of our sales contracts have long-term durations, we are contractually entitled to significant future consideration which we have not yet recognized as revenue. The following table discloses the aggregate amount of the transaction price that is allocated to performance obligations that have not yet been satisfied:
September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Unsatisfied
Transaction Price
(in billions)
Weighted Average Recognition Timing (years) (1) Unsatisfied
Transaction Price
(in billions)
Weighted Average Recognition Timing (years) (1)
LNG revenues $ 51.6  8 $ 49.3  9
LNG revenues—affiliate 2.0  2 2.1  3
Regasification revenues 1.6  2 1.9  4
Total revenues $ 55.2  $ 53.3 
(1)The weighted average recognition timing represents an estimate of the number of years during which we shall have recognized half of the unsatisfied transaction price.

We have elected the following exemptions which omit certain potential future sources of revenue from the table above:
(1)We omit from the table above all performance obligations that are part of a contract that has an original expected duration of one year or less.
(2)The table above excludes substantially all variable consideration under our SPAs and TUAs. We omit from the table above all variable consideration that is allocated entirely to a wholly unsatisfied performance obligation or to a wholly unsatisfied promise to transfer a distinct good or service that forms part of a single performance obligation when that performance obligation qualifies as a series. The amount of revenue from variable fees that is not included in the transaction price will vary based on the future prices of Henry Hub throughout the contract terms, to the extent customers elect to take delivery of their LNG, and adjustments to the consumer price index. Certain of our contracts contain additional variable consideration based on the outcome of contingent events and the movement of various indexes. We have not included such variable consideration in the transaction price to the extent the consideration is considered constrained due to the uncertainty of ultimate pricing and receipt. Approximately 78% and 63% of our LNG revenues from contracts included in the table above during the three
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
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months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and approximately 74% and 56% of our LNG revenues from contracts included in the table above during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, were related to variable consideration received from customers. Approximately 77% and 96% of our LNG revenues—affiliate from contracts included in the table above during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and approximately 76% and 94% of our LNG revenues—affiliate from contracts included in the table above during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, were related to variable consideration received from customers. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, approximately 1% and 2%, respectively, of our regasification revenues were related to variable consideration received from customers, and during each of the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, approximately 5% of our regasification revenues were related to variable consideration received from customers.
We may enter into contracts to sell LNG that are conditioned upon one or both of the parties achieving certain milestones such as reaching a final investment decision on a certain liquefaction Train, obtaining financing or achieving substantial completion of a Train and any related facilities. These contracts are considered completed contracts for revenue recognition purposes and are included in the transaction price above when the conditions are considered probable of being met.

Termination Agreement with Chevron

In June 2022, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (“Chevron”) entered into an agreement with SPLNG providing for the early termination of the TUA and an associated terminal marine services agreement between the parties and their affiliates for a lump sum fee of $765 million (the “Termination Fee”). Obligations pursuant to the TUA and associated agreement, including Chevron’s obligation to pay SPLNG capacity payments totaling $125 million annually (adjusted for inflation) from 2023 through 2029, will terminate upon the later of SPLNG’s receipt of the Termination Fee or December 31, 2022. The termination agreement became effective on July 6, 2022. We have allocated the $765 million Termination Fee to the terminated commitments, with $796 million in cash inflows allocable to the termination of the TUA, which we are recognizing ratably over the July 6, 2022 to December 31, 2022 period as regasification revenues on our Consolidated Statements of Operations, and an offsetting $31 million in cash outflows allocable to the extinguishment of other remaining obligations we have to Chevron, which will be recognized upon receipt of the Termination Fee as a loss on extinguishment of debt on our Consolidated Statements of Operations. As of September 30, 2022, we recorded contract assets of $387 million related to the termination of the TUA.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 11—RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
Below is a summary of our related party transactions as reported on our Consolidated Statements of Operations (in millions):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021 2022 2021
LNG revenues—affiliate
Cheniere Marketing Agreements $ 1,328  $ 441  $ 3,173  $ 860 
Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas and LNG 48  12  95  18 
Total LNG revenues—affiliate 1,376  453  3,268  878 
LNG revenues—related party
Natural Gas Transportation and Storage Agreements —  —  — 
Cost of sales—affiliate
Cheniere Marketing Agreements —  —  —  34 
Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas and LNG 104  166  28 
Total cost of sales—affiliate 104  166  62 
Cost of sales—related party
Natural Gas Transportation and Storage Agreements —  — 
Operating and maintenance expense—affiliate
Services Agreements 39  34  118  103 
Operating and maintenance expense—related party
Natural Gas Transportation and Storage Agreements 18  12  45  34 
General and administrative expense—affiliate
Services Agreements 23  22  70  64 

As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we had $447 million and $232 million, respectively, of accounts receivable—affiliate under the agreements described below.

Cheniere Marketing Agreements

Cheniere Marketing SPA

Cheniere Marketing has an SPA (“Base SPA”) with SPL to purchase, at Cheniere Marketing’s option, any LNG produced by SPL in excess of that required for other customers at a price of 115% of Henry Hub plus $3.00 per MMBtu of LNG. The Base SPA was subsequently amended to remove certain conditions related to the sale of LNG from Trains 5 and 6 of the Liquefaction Project and provide that cargoes rejected by Cheniere Marketing under the Base SPA can be sold by SPL to Cheniere Marketing at a contract price equal to a portion of the estimated net profits from the sale of such cargo.

Cheniere Marketing Master SPA

SPL has an agreement with Cheniere Marketing that allows the parties to sell and purchase LNG with each other by executing and delivering confirmations under this agreement.

Cheniere Marketing Letter Agreements

In May 2022, SPL and Cheniere Marketing entered into a letter agreement for the sale of up to 32 TBtu of LNG to be delivered between 2023 and 2025 at a price of 115% of Henry Hub plus $3.00 per MMBtu.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
Cheniere Marketing has letter agreements with SPL to purchase up to 306 cargoes of LNG to be delivered between 2022 and 2027 at a weighted average price of $1.95 plus 115% of Henry Hub.

SPL and Cheniere Marketing had a letter agreement for the sale of up to 30 cargoes of LNG that were delivered in 2021 at a price of 115% of Henry Hub plus $0.728 per MMBtu.

Facility Swap Agreement

SPL has an arrangement with subsidiaries of Cheniere to provide the ability, in limited circumstances, to potentially fulfill commitments to LNG buyers in the event operational conditions impact operations at either the Sabine Pass or Corpus Christi liquefaction facilities. The purchase price for such cargoes would be (1) 115% of the applicable natural gas feedstock purchase price or (2) a free-on-board U.S. Gulf Coast LNG market price, whichever is greater.

Natural Gas Transportation and Storage Agreements

SPL is party to various natural gas transportation and storage agreements and CTPL is party to an operational balancing agreement with a related party in the ordinary course of business for the operation of the Liquefaction Project, with initial primary terms of up to 10 years with extension rights. This related party is partially owned by Brookfield, who indirectly acquired a portion of our limited partner interests in September 2020 through its purchase of a portion of CQP Target Holdco’s equity interests. We recorded accrued liabilities—related party of $8 million and $4 million as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, with this related party.

Services Agreements

As of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, we had $150 million and $141 million of advances to affiliates, respectively, under the services agreements described below. The non-reimbursement amounts incurred under these agreements are recorded in general and administrative expense—affiliate.

CQP Services Agreement

We have a services agreement with Cheniere Terminals pursuant to which Cheniere Terminals is entitled to a quarterly non-accountable overhead reimbursement charge of $3 million (adjusted for inflation) for the provision of various general and administrative services for our benefit through 2042. In addition, Cheniere Terminals is entitled to reimbursement for all audit, tax, legal and finance fees incurred by Cheniere Terminals that are necessary to perform the services under the agreement.
Cheniere Investments Information Technology Services Agreement

Cheniere Investments has an information technology services agreement with Cheniere, pursuant to which Cheniere Investments’ subsidiaries receive certain information technology services. On a quarterly basis, the various entities receiving the benefit are invoiced by Cheniere Investments according to the cost allocation percentages set forth in the agreement. In addition, Cheniere is entitled to reimbursement for all costs incurred by Cheniere that are necessary to perform the services under the agreement.
SPLNG O&M Agreement

SPLNG has a long-term operation and maintenance agreement (the “SPLNG O&M Agreement”) with Cheniere Investments pursuant to which SPLNG receives all necessary services required to operate and maintain the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal. SPLNG pays a fixed monthly fee of $130,000 (indexed for inflation) under the SPLNG O&M Agreement and the cost of a bonus equal to 50% of the salary component of labor costs in certain circumstances to be agreed upon between SPLNG and Cheniere Investments at the beginning of each operating year through 2029. In addition, SPLNG is required to reimburse Cheniere Investments for its operating expenses, which consist primarily of labor expenses. Cheniere Investments provides the services required under the SPLNG O&M Agreement pursuant to a secondment agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere. All payments received by Cheniere Investments under the SPLNG O&M Agreement are required to be remitted to such subsidiary.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
SPLNG MSA

SPLNG has a long-term management services agreement (the “SPLNG MSA”) with Cheniere Terminals, pursuant to which Cheniere Terminals manages the operation of the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal, excluding those matters provided for under the SPLNG O&M Agreement. SPLNG pays a monthly fixed fee of $520,000 (indexed for inflation) through 2029 under the SPLNG MSA.

SPL O&M Agreement

SPL has an operation and maintenance agreement (the “SPL O&M Agreement”) with Cheniere Investments pursuant to which SPL receives all necessary services required to operate and maintain the Liquefaction Project. After each Train of the Liquefaction Project is operational, the services include all necessary services required to operate and maintain the Train. Prior to the substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Project, in addition to reimbursement of operating expenses, SPL is required to pay a monthly fee equal to 0.6% of the capital expenditures incurred in the previous month. After substantial completion of each Train, for services performed while the Train is operational, SPL is required to pay, in addition to the reimbursement of operating expenses, a fixed monthly fee of $83,333 (indexed for inflation) for services with respect to the Train through 2042. Cheniere Investments provides the services required under the SPL O&M Agreement pursuant to a secondment agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere. All payments received by Cheniere Investments under the SPL O&M Agreement are required to be remitted to such subsidiary.

SPL MSA

SPL has a management services agreement (the “SPL MSA”) with Cheniere Terminals pursuant to which Cheniere Terminals manages the operation of the Liquefaction Project, excluding those matters provided for under the SPL O&M Agreement. The services include, among other services, exercising the day-to-day management of SPL’s affairs and business, managing SPL’s regulatory matters, managing bank and brokerage accounts and financial books and records of SPL’s business and operations, entering into financial derivatives on SPL’s behalf and providing contract administration services for all contracts associated with the Liquefaction Project. Prior to the substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Project, SPL is required to pay a monthly fee equal to 2.4% of the capital expenditures incurred in the previous month. After substantial completion of each Train, SPL is required to pay a fixed monthly fee of $541,667 (indexed for inflation) for services with respect to such Train through 2042.

CTPL O&M Agreement

CTPL has a long-term operation and maintenance agreement (the “CTPL O&M Agreement”) with Cheniere Investments pursuant to which CTPL receives all necessary services required to operate and maintain the Creole Trail Pipeline. CTPL is required to reimburse Cheniere Investments for its operating expenses, which consist primarily of labor expenses. Cheniere Investments provides the services required under the CTPL O&M Agreement pursuant to a secondment agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere. All payments received by Cheniere Investments under the CTPL O&M Agreement are required to be remitted to such subsidiary.

CTPL MSA

CTPL has a management services agreement (the “CTPL MSA”) with Cheniere Terminals pursuant to which Cheniere Terminals manages the operations and business of the Creole Trail Pipeline, excluding those matters provided for under the CTPL O&M Agreement. The services include, among other services, exercising the day-to-day management of CTPL’s affairs and business, managing CTPL’s regulatory matters, managing bank and brokerage accounts and financial books and records of CTPL’s business and operations, providing contract administration services for all contracts associated with the Creole Trail Pipeline and obtaining insurance. CTPL is required to reimburse Cheniere Terminals for the aggregate of all costs and expenses incurred in the course of performing the services under the CTPL MSA.

Agreement to Fund SPLNG’s Cooperative Endeavor Agreements
 
SPLNG has executed Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (“CEAs”) with various Cameron Parish, Louisiana taxing authorities that allowed them to collect certain advanced payments of annual ad valorem taxes from SPLNG from 2007 through
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
2016. This initiative represented an aggregate commitment of $25 million over 10 years in order to aid in their reconstruction efforts following Hurricane Rita. In exchange for SPLNG’s advance payments of annual ad valorem taxes, Cameron Parish shall grant SPLNG a dollar-for-dollar credit against future ad valorem taxes to be levied against the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal as early as 2019. Beginning in September 2007, SPLNG entered into various agreements with Cheniere Marketing, pursuant to which Cheniere Marketing would pay SPLNG additional TUA revenues equal to any and all amounts payable by SPLNG to the Cameron Parish taxing authorities under the CEAs. In exchange for such amounts received as TUA revenues from Cheniere Marketing, SPLNG will make payments to Cheniere Marketing equal to the dollar-for-dollar credit applied to the ad valorem tax levied against the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in the given year.

On a consolidated basis, these advance tax payments were recorded to other non-current assets, and payments from Cheniere Marketing that SPLNG utilized to make the ad valorem tax payments were recorded as obligations. We had $3 million and $2 million in due to affiliates as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, and $15 million of other non-current liabilities—affiliate as of both September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, from these payments received from Cheniere Marketing.

Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas and LNG
 
SPLNG is able to sell and purchase natural gas and LNG under agreements with Cheniere Marketing. Under these agreements, SPLNG purchases natural gas or LNG from Cheniere Marketing at a sales price equal to the actual purchase price paid by Cheniere Marketing to suppliers of the natural gas or LNG, plus any third party costs incurred by Cheniere Marketing with respect to the receipt, purchase and delivery of natural gas or LNG to the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal.

SPL has an agreement with Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC (“CCL”) that allows them to sell and purchase natural gas from each other. Natural gas purchased under this agreement is initially recorded as inventory and then to cost of sales—affiliate upon its sale, except for purchases related to commissioning activities which are capitalized as LNG terminal construction-in-process. Natural gas sold under this agreement is recorded as LNG revenues—affiliate.

Terminal Marine Services Agreement

In connection with its tug boat lease, Tug Services entered into an agreement with Cheniere Terminals to provide its LNG cargo vessels with tug boat and marine services at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal. The agreement also provides that Tug Services shall contingently pay Cheniere Terminals a portion of its future revenues. Tug Services distributed $2 million during each of the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 and $7 million and $6 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, to Cheniere Terminals, which is recognized as part of the distributions to our general partner interest holders on our Consolidated Statements of Partners’ Equity (Deficit).

LNG Terminal Export Agreement

SPLNG and Cheniere Marketing have an LNG terminal export agreement that provides Cheniere Marketing the ability to export LNG from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal.  SPLNG did not record any revenues associated with this agreement during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

State Tax Sharing Agreements

SPLNG, SPL and CTPL each have a state tax sharing agreement with Cheniere.  Under these agreements, Cheniere has agreed to prepare and file all state and local tax returns which each of the entities and Cheniere are required to file on a combined basis and to timely pay the combined state and local tax liability. If Cheniere, in its sole discretion, demands payment, each of the respective entities will pay to Cheniere an amount equal to the state and local tax that each of the entities would be required to pay if its state and local tax liability were calculated on a separate company basis. To date, there have been no state and local tax payments demanded by Cheniere under the tax sharing agreements. The agreements for SPLNG, SPL and CTPL are effective for tax returns due on or after January 2008, August 2012 and May 2013, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 12—NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON UNIT
 
Net income (loss) per common unit for a given period is based on the distributions that will be made to the common unitholders with respect to the period plus an allocation of undistributed net income (loss) based on provisions of the partnership agreement, divided by the weighted average number of common units outstanding. Distributions paid by us are presented on the Consolidated Statements of Partners’ Equity (Deficit). On October 24, 2022, we declared a cash distribution of $1.070 per common unit to unitholders of record as of November 3, 2022 and the related general partner distribution to be paid on November 14, 2022. These distributions consist of a base amount of $0.775 per unit and a variable amount of $0.295 per unit.

The two-class method dictates that net income for a period be reduced by the amount of available cash that will be distributed with respect to that period and that any residual amount representing undistributed net income be allocated to common unitholders and other participating unitholders to the extent that each unit may share in net income as if all of the net income for the period had been distributed in accordance with the partnership agreement. Undistributed income is allocated to participating securities based on the distribution waterfall for available cash specified in the partnership agreement. Undistributed losses (including those resulting from distributions in excess of net income) are allocated to common units and other participating securities on a pro rata basis based on provisions of the partnership agreement. Distributions are treated as distributed earnings in the computation of earnings per common unit even though cash distributions are not necessarily derived from current or prior period earnings.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) and the allocation of net income (loss) to the common units, the subordinated units, the general partner units and IDRs for purposes of computing basic and diluted net income (loss) per unit (in millions, except per unit data).
  Total Limited Partner Common Units General Partner Units IDR
Three Months Ended September 30, 2022
Net loss $ (514)
Declared distributions 753  518  15  220 
Assumed allocation of undistributed net loss (1) $ (1,267) (1,242) (25) — 
Assumed allocation of net loss $ (724) $ (10) $ 220 
Weighted average units outstanding 484.0 
Basic and diluted net loss per unit (2) $ (1.49)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2021
Net income $ 381 
Declared distributions 375  329  38 
Assumed allocation of undistributed net income (1) $ —  — 
Assumed allocation of net income $ 335  $ $ 38 
Weighted average units outstanding 484.0 
Basic and diluted net income per unit $ 0.69 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022
Net loss $ (13)
Declared distributions 2,229  1,539  45  645 
Assumed allocation of undistributed net loss (1) $ (2,242) (2,197) (45) — 
Assumed allocation of net loss $ (658) $ —  $ 645 
Weighted average units outstanding 484.0 
Basic and diluted net loss per unit $ (1.36)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
Net income $ 1,123 
Declared distributions 1,091  970  22  99 
Assumed allocation of undistributed net income (1) $ 32  31  — 
Assumed allocation of net income $ 1,001  $ 23  $ 99 
Weighted average units outstanding 484.0 
Basic and diluted net income per unit $ 2.07 
(1)Under our partnership agreement, the IDRs participate in net income (loss) only to the extent of the amount of cash distributions actually declared, thereby excluding the IDRs from participating in undistributed net income (loss).
(2)Basic and diluted net income (loss) per unit in the table may not recalculate exactly due to rounding because it is calculated based on whole numbers, not the rounded numbers presented.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 13—CUSTOMER CONCENTRATION
  
The following table shows external customers with revenues of 10% or greater of total revenues from external customers and external customers with trade and other receivables, net of current expected credit losses and contract assets, net of current expected credit losses balances of 10% or greater of total trade and other receivables, net of current expected credit losses from external customers and contract assets, net of current expected credit losses from external customers, respectively:
Percentage of Total Revenues from External Customers Percentage of Trade and Other Receivables, Net and Contract Assets, Net from External Customers
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, September 30, December 31,
2022 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021
Customer A 18% 20% 23% 24% 17% 28%
Customer B 16% 19% 16% 17% * 17%
Customer C 14% 18% 16% 18% * *
Customer D 16% 17% 16% 16% 13% 14%
Customer E * 11% * 11% * 12%
Customer F 10% * * * * 12%
Customer G 12% * * * 32%
* Less than 10%

NOTE 14—SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
The following table provides supplemental disclosure of cash flow information (in millions):
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2022 2021
Cash paid during the period for interest on debt, net of amounts capitalized $ 585  $ 601 

The balance in property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation funded with accounts payable and accrued liabilities (including affiliate) was $314 million and $233 million as of September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Novation of IPM Agreement from Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC (“CCL Stage III”)

In March 2022, in connection with a prior commitment from Cheniere to collateralize financing for Train 6 of the Liquefaction Project, SPL and CCL Stage III, formerly a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Cheniere that merged with and into CCL, entered into an agreement to assign to SPL an IPM agreement to purchase 140,000 MMBtu per day of natural gas at a price based on the Platts Japan Korea Marker (“JKM”), for a term of approximately 15 years beginning in early 2023. The transaction has been accounted for as a transfer between entities under common control, which required us to recognize the obligations assumed at the historical basis of Cheniere. Upon the transfer, which occurred on March 15, 2022, we recognized $2.7 billion in distributions to Cheniere’s common unitholder interest within our Consolidated Statements of Partners’ Equity (Deficit) based on our assumption of current derivative liabilities and derivative liabilities of $142 million and $2.6 billion, respectively, which represented a non-cash financing activity.

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ITEM 2.    MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This quarterly report contains certain statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements, other than statements of historical or present facts or conditions, included herein or incorporated herein by reference are “forward-looking statements.” Included among “forward-looking statements” are, among other things:
statements regarding our ability to pay distributions to our unitholders; 
statements regarding our expected receipt of cash distributions from SPLNG, SPL or CTPL; 
statements that we expect to commence or complete construction of our proposed LNG terminal, liquefaction facility, pipeline facility or other projects, or any expansions or portions thereof, by certain dates, or at all;
statements regarding future levels of domestic and international natural gas production, supply or consumption or future levels of LNG imports into or exports from North America and other countries worldwide or purchases of natural gas, regardless of the source of such information, or the transportation or other infrastructure or demand for and prices related to natural gas, LNG or other hydrocarbon products;
statements regarding any financing transactions or arrangements, or our ability to enter into such transactions;
statements regarding our future sources of liquidity and cash requirements;
statements relating to the construction of our Trains, including statements concerning the engagement of any EPC contractor or other contractor and the anticipated terms and provisions of any agreement with any EPC or other contractor, and anticipated costs related thereto;
statements regarding any SPA or other agreement to be entered into or performed substantially in the future, including any revenues anticipated to be received and the anticipated timing thereof, and statements regarding the amounts of total LNG regasification, natural gas liquefaction or storage capacities that are, or may become, subject to contracts;
statements regarding counterparties to our commercial contracts, construction contracts and other contracts;
statements regarding our planned development and construction of additional Trains, including the financing of such Trains;
statements that our Trains, when completed, will have certain characteristics, including amounts of liquefaction capacities;
statements regarding our business strategy, our strengths, our business and operation plans or any other plans, forecasts, projections, or objectives, including anticipated revenues, capital expenditures, maintenance and operating costs and cash flows, any or all of which are subject to change;
statements regarding legislative, governmental, regulatory, administrative or other public body actions, approvals, requirements, permits, applications, filings, investigations, proceedings or decisions; and
any other statements that relate to non-historical or future information.
All of these types of statements, other than statements of historical or present facts or conditions, are forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “achieve,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “pursue,” “target,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. The forward-looking statements contained in this quarterly report are largely based on our expectations, which reflect estimates and assumptions made by our management. These estimates and assumptions reflect our best judgment based on currently known market conditions and other factors. Although we believe that such estimates are reasonable, they are inherently uncertain and involve a number of risks and uncertainties beyond our control. In addition, assumptions may prove to be inaccurate. We caution that the forward-looking statements contained in this quarterly report are not guarantees of future performance and that such statements may not be realized or the forward-looking statements or events may not occur. Actual results may differ materially
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from those anticipated or implied in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors described in this quarterly report and in the other reports and other information that we file with the SEC, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement or provide reasons why actual results may differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Introduction
 
The following discussion and analysis presents management’s view of our business, financial condition and overall performance and should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying notes. This information is intended to provide investors with an understanding of our past performance, current financial condition and outlook for the future.

Our discussion and analysis includes the following subjects: 
Overview 
 
Overview

We are a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership formed in 2006 by Cheniere. We provide clean, secure and affordable LNG to integrated energy companies, utilities and energy trading companies around the world. We aspire to conduct our business in a safe and responsible manner, delivering a reliable, competitive and integrated source of LNG to our customers.

LNG is natural gas (methane) in liquid form. The LNG we produce is shipped all over the world, turned back into natural gas (called “regasification”) and then transported via pipeline to homes and businesses and used as an energy source that is essential for heating, cooking and other industrial uses. Natural gas is a cleaner-burning, abundant and affordable source of energy. When LNG is converted back to natural gas, it can be used instead of coal, which reduces the amount of pollution traditionally produced from burning fossil fuels, like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter that enters the air we breathe. Additionally, compared to coal, it produces significantly fewer carbon emissions. By liquefying natural gas, we are able to reduce its volume by 600 times so that we can load it onto special LNG carriers designed to keep the LNG cold and in liquid form for efficient transport overseas.

We own the natural gas liquefaction and export facility located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana at Sabine Pass (the “Sabine Pass LNG Terminal”), one of the largest LNG production facilities in the world, which has six operational Trains, with Train 6 having achieved substantial completion on February 4, 2022, for a total production capacity of approximately 30 mtpa of LNG (the “Liquefaction Project”). The Sabine Pass LNG Terminal also has operational regasification facilities that include five LNG storage tanks with aggregate capacity of approximately 17 Bcfe, three marine berths, with the third berth having achieved substantial completion on October 27, 2022, two of which can accommodate vessels with nominal capacity of up to 266,000 cubic meters and the third berth which can accommodate vessels with nominal capacity of up to 200,000 cubic meters, and vaporizers with total regasification capacity of approximately 4 Bcf/d. We also own a 94-mile pipeline through our subsidiary, CTPL, that interconnects the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal with a number of large interstate and intrastate pipelines.

Our customer arrangements provide us with significant, stable and long-term cash flows. We contract our anticipated production capacity under SPAs, in which our customers are generally required to pay a fixed fee with respect to the contracted volumes irrespective of their election to cancel or suspend deliveries of LNG cargoes, and under IPM agreements, in which the gas producer sells natural gas to us on a global LNG index price, less a fixed liquefaction fee, shipping and other costs. Our
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long-term customer arrangements form the foundation of our business and provide us with significant, stable, long-term cash flows. Through our SPAs and IPM agreements, we have contracted approximately 85% of the total production capacity from the Liquefaction Project with approximately 15 years of weighted average remaining life as of September 30, 2022. In March 2022, the DOE authorized the export of an additional 152.64 Bcf/yr of domestically produced LNG by vessel from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal through December 31, 2050 to non-FTA countries, that were previously authorized for FTA countries only. For further discussion of the contracted future cash flows under our revenue arrangements, see the liquidity and capital resources disclosures in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.
 
We remain focused on operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Increasing demand for LNG has allowed us to expand our liquefaction infrastructure in a financially disciplined manner. We have increased available liquefaction capacity at our Liquefaction Project as a result of debottlenecking and other optimization projects. We hold a significant land position at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal, which provides opportunity for further liquefaction capacity expansion. The development of this site 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 final investment decision.

Additionally, we are committed to the responsible and proactive management of our most important environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) impacts, risks and opportunities. In June 2022, Cheniere published its 2021 Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) report, which details our approach and progress on ESG issues, including Cheniere’s collaboration with natural gas midstream companies, methane detection technology providers and leading academic institutions to implement quantification, monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions at natural gas gathering, processing, transmission and storage systems specific to our supply chain, as well as our contributions to energy security during a critical time in history. Additionally, Cheniere commenced providing Cargo Emissions Tags (“CE Tags”) to its long-term customers in June 2022. The CE Tags provide customers with estimated GHG emissions data associated with each LNG cargo produced at the Liquefaction Project and are provided for both free-on-board (“FOB”) and delivered ex-ship (“DES”) LNG cargoes. Cheniere also joined the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (“OGMP”) 2.0, the United Nations Environment Programme’s (“UNEP”) flagship oil and gas methane emissions reporting and mitigation initiative in October 2022. OGMP 2.0 is a comprehensive, measurement-based reporting framework intended to improve the accuracy and transparency of methane emissions reporting in the oil and gas sector. Cheniere’s CR report is available at cheniere.com/our-responsibility/reporting-center. Information on our website, including the CR report, is not incorporated by reference into this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Overview of Significant Events

Our significant events since January 1, 2022 and through the filing date of this Form 10-Q include the following:  

Strategic

On September 23, 2022, Corey Grindal, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Trading and Tim Wyatt, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, were appointed to the Board of Directors of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC (“Cheniere GP”). Mr. Grindal was also appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cheniere GP, effective January 2, 2023.
In June 2022, SPL entered into an SPA with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (“Chevron”) to sell Chevron approximately 1.0 mtpa of LNG between 2026 and 2042.
In February 2022, in connection with a prior commitment from Cheniere to collateralize financing for Train 6 of the Liquefaction Project:
Cheniere Marketing entered into agreements to novate to SPL certain SPAs entered into with ENN LNG (Singapore) Pte Ltd. and a subsidiary of Glencore plc, with effective dates of January 1, 2023 and February 17, 2022, respectively, aggregating approximately 21 million tonnes of LNG to be delivered between 2023 and 2035.
Our board of directors approved the entry by SPL into (1) an agreement to novate to SPL an IPM agreement between Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC (“CCL Stage III”), formerly a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Cheniere (as purchaser) that merged with and into Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC, and Tourmaline Oil Marketing Corp., a subsidiary of Tourmaline Oil Corp (as supplier), to purchase 140,000 MMBtu per day of natural gas at a price based on Platts Japan Korea Marker (“JKM”), for a term of
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approximately 15 years beginning in early 2023 (the “Tourmaline IPM”) and (2) a FOB SPA with Cheniere Marketing International LLP to sell LNG associated with the natural gas to be supplied under the IPM agreement. The agreement to assign the Tourmaline IPM agreement from CCL Stage III to SPL was executed and the assignment was effective on March 15, 2022.
Operational

As of October 31, 2022, approximately 1,850 cumulative LNG cargoes totaling over 125 million tonnes of LNG have been produced, loaded and exported from the Liquefaction Project.
On October 27, 2022, substantial completion of the third berth at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal was achieved.
On February 4, 2022, substantial completion of Train 6 of the Liquefaction Project was achieved (the “Train 6 Completion”).

Financial

In October 2022, SPL redeemed $300 million of outstanding borrowings under its 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the “2023 SPL Senior Notes”) pursuant to a notice of redemption issued in September 2022.
In September 2022, Moody’s Corporation upgraded its issuer credit ratings of CQP and SPL from Ba2 and Baa3, respectively, to Ba1 and Baa2, respectively, with a stable outlook. Additionally in September 2022, Fitch Ratings upgraded its issuer credit ratings of CQP and SPL from BB+ and BBB-, respectively, to BBB- and BBB, respectively, with a stable outlook.
We paid aggregate distributions of $2.81 per common unit during the nine months ended September 30, 2022. On October 24, 2022, we declared a cash distribution of $1.070 per common unit to unitholders of record as of November 3, 2022 and the related general partner distribution to be paid on November 14, 2022. These distributions consist of a base amount of $0.775 per unit and a variable amount of $0.295 per unit.
In February 2022, we announced the initiation of quarterly distributions to be comprised of a base amount plus a variable amount, which began with the distribution related to the first quarter of 2022. The variable amount takes into consideration, among other things, amounts reserved for annual debt repayment and capital allocation goals, anticipated capital expenditures to be funded with cash and cash reserves to provide for the proper conduct of the business.

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Results of Operations

The following charts summarize the total revenues and total LNG volumes loaded from our Liquefaction Project during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:
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The nine months ended September 30, 2021 excludes eight TBtu under our contracts that were loaded at our affiliate’s facility.

Net income (loss)
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions, except per share data) 2022 2021 Variance 2022 2021 Variance
Net income (loss) $ (514) $ 381  $ (895) $ (13) $ 1,123  $ (1,136)
Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common unit
(1.49) 0.69  (2.18) (1.36) 2.07  (3.43)

The unfavorable variances of $895 million and $1.1 billion during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 from the comparable periods in 2021, respectively, were primarily a result of losses of $1.3 billion and $2.2 billion, respectively, on the derivative liability associated with the Tourmaline IPM agreement following its assignment to SPL from CCL Stage III in March 2022. See Overview of Significant Events for further discussion of the assignment. The associated losses following the assignment were primarily attributed to SPL’s lower credit risk profile relative to that of CCL Stage III, resulting in a higher derivative liability given reduced risk of SPL’s own nonperformance, and unfavorable shifts in the international forward commodity curve. Partially offsetting the unfavorable variances in both comparable periods was increased gross margin per MMBtu on LNG delivered, due to higher margins on sales indexed to Henry Hub plus a mark up, generally at 115%, as a result of increases in the index, and increased volumes delivered, in part due to the Train 6 Completion. Additionally offsetting the unfavorable variances in both comparable periods was the recognition of increased regasification revenues from Chevron, as further described below.

Derivative instruments are utilized to manage our exposure to commodity-related marketing and price risks and are reported at fair value on our Consolidated Financial Statements. For commodity derivative instruments related to our IPM agreement novated to SPL during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 as further described in Overview of Significant Events, the underlying LNG sales being economically hedged are accounted for under the accrual method of accounting, whereby revenues expected to be derived from the future LNG sales are recognized only upon delivery or realization of the underlying transaction. Because the recognition of derivative instruments at fair value has the effect of recognizing gains or losses relating to future period exposure, and given the significant volumes, long-term duration and volatility in price basis for certain of our derivative contracts, use of derivative instruments may result in continued volatility of our results of operations based on changes in market pricing, counterparty credit risk and other relevant factors, notwithstanding the operational intent to mitigate risk exposure over time.
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In June 2022, Chevron entered into an agreement with SPLNG providing for the early termination of the TUA and an associated terminal marine services agreement between the parties and their affiliates for a lump sum fee of $765 million (the “Termination Fee”). Obligations pursuant to the TUA and associated agreement, including Chevron’s obligation to pay SPLNG capacity payments totaling $125 million annually (adjusted for inflation) from 2023 through 2029, will terminate upon the later of SPLNG’s receipt of the Termination Fee or December 31, 2022. The termination agreement became effective on July 6, 2022. We have allocated the $765 million Termination Fee to the terminated commitments, with $796 million in cash inflows allocable to the termination of the TUA, which we are recognizing ratably over the July 6, 2022 to December 31, 2022 period as regasification revenues on our Consolidated Statements of Operations, and an offsetting $31 million in cash outflows allocable to the extinguishment of other remaining obligations we have to Chevron, which will be recognized upon receipt of the Termination Fee as a loss on extinguishment of debt on our Consolidated Statements of Operations.

As described in Overview of Significant Events, during the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we entered into an SPA with a counterparty for approximately 1.0 mtpa of LNG to be delivered between 2026 and 2042. We expect our net income or loss in the future to be impacted by the revenues and associated expenses related to the commencement of this agreement.

Revenues
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
(in millions, except volumes) 2022 2021 Variance 2022 2021 Variance
LNG revenues $ 3,130  $ 1,791  $ 1,339  $ 8,577  $ 5,057  $ 3,520 
LNG revenues—affiliate 1,376  453  923  3,268  878  2,390 
LNG revenues—related party —  —  —  — 
Regasification revenues 455  68  387  591  202  389 
Other revenues 15  12  45  39 
Total revenues $ 4,976  $ 2,324  $ 2,652  $ 12,485  $ 6,176  $ 6,309 
LNG volumes recognized as revenues (in TBtu) (1) 363  308  55  1,110  946  164 
(1)The nine months ended September 30, 2021 includes eight TBtu that were loaded at our affiliate’s facility.

Total revenues increased by approximately $2.7 billion and $6.3 billion during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 from the comparable periods in 2021, respectively, primarily as a result of increased pricing due to appreciation in the Henry Hub index. To a lesser extent, revenues increased as a result of higher volumes of LNG delivered between the periods due to the addition of approximately 5 mtpa of production capacity following the Train 6 Completion.

Prior to substantial completion of a Train, amounts received from the sale of commissioning cargoes from that Train are offset against LNG terminal construction-in-process, because these amounts are earned or loaded during the testing phase for the construction of that Train. During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, we realized offsets to LNG terminal costs of $148 million, corresponding to 13 TBtu, that were related to the sale of commissioning cargoes from Train 6 of the Liquefaction Project. We did not realize any offsets to LNG terminal costs during the three months ended September 30, 2022 or the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Also included in LNG revenues are sales of certain unutilized natural gas procured for the liquefaction process and gains and losses from derivative instruments, which include the realized value associated with a portion of derivative instruments that settle through physical delivery. We recognized revenues of $40 million and $52 million during the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $161 million and $112 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, related to these transactions.