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Cheniere Corpus Christi

Filed: 3 May 21, 8:00pm

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 March 31, 2021
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 333-215435
Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, LLC 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware47-1929160
(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)
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CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC
TABLE OF CONTENTS


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

Common Industry and Other Terms
Bcfbillion cubic feet
Bcf/dbillion cubic feet per day
Bcf/yrbillion cubic feet per year
Bcfebillion cubic feet equivalent
DOEU.S. Department of Energy
EPCengineering, procurement and construction
FERCFederal Energy Regulatory Commission
FTA countriescountries with which the United States has a free trade agreement providing for national treatment for trade in natural gas
GAAPgenerally accepted accounting principles in the United States
Henry Hubthe 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
LIBORLondon Interbank Offered Rate
LNGliquefied 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
MMBtumillion British thermal units, an energy unit
mtpamillion tonnes per annum
non-FTA countriescountries 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
SECU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SPALNG sale and purchase agreement
TBtutrillion British thermal units, an energy unit
Trainan industrial facility comprised of a series of refrigerant compressor loops used to cool natural gas into LNG
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Abbreviated Legal Entity Structure

The following diagram depicts our abbreviated legal entity structure as of March 31, 2021, 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 “CCH,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, LLC and its consolidated subsidiaries.
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PART I.    FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.    CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in millions)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Revenues
LNG revenues$615 $343 
LNG revenues—affiliate268 190 
Total revenues883 533 
Operating costs and expenses
Cost of sales (excluding items shown separately below)186 49 
Cost of sales—affiliate35 
Cost of sales—related party35 23 
Operating and maintenance expense83 89 
Operating and maintenance expense—affiliate24 20 
Operating and maintenance expense—related party
General and administrative expense
General and administrative expense—affiliate
Depreciation and amortization expense89 84 
Total operating costs and expenses460 278 
Income from operations423 255 
Other income (expense)
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest(93)(99)
Interest rate derivative gain (loss), net(208)
Other income, net
Total other expense(92)(306)
Net income (loss)$331 $(51)

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

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CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in millions)

March 31,December 31,
20212020
ASSETS(unaudited)
Current assets
Restricted cash$382 $70 
Accounts and other receivables, net169 198 
Accounts receivable—affiliate112 42 
Advances to affiliate101 144 
Inventory95 89 
Derivative assets26 10 
Derivative assets—related party
Other current assets12 17 
Other current assets—affiliate
Total current assets902 574 
Property, plant and equipment, net12,862 12,853 
Debt issuance and deferred financing costs, net10 11 
Non-current derivative assets98 114 
Non-current derivative assets—related party
Other non-current assets, net98 87 
Total assets$13,970 $13,640 
LIABILITIES AND MEMBER’S EQUITY 
Current liabilities 
Accounts payable$69 $19 
Accrued liabilities396 318 
Accrued liabilities—related party18 16 
Current debt151 269 
Due to affiliates44 32 
Derivative liabilities124 143 
Other current liabilities
Other current liabilities—affiliate
Total current liabilities804 797 
Long-term debt, net10,085 10,101 
Non-current derivative liabilities124 114 
Other non-current liabilities
Member’s equity2,955 2,624 
Total liabilities and member’s equity$13,970 $13,640 

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

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CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF MEMBER’S EQUITY
(in millions)
(unaudited)



Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Cheniere CCH HoldCo I, LLC
Total Members
Equity
Balance at December 31, 2020$2,624 $2,624 
Net income331 331 
Balance at March 31, 2021$2,955 $2,955 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Cheniere CCH HoldCo I, LLC
Total Members
Equity
Balance at December 31, 2019$2,418 $2,418 
Net loss(51)(51)
Balance at March 31, 2020$2,367 $2,367 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in millions)
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Cash flows from operating activities 
Net income (loss)$331 $(51)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense89 84 
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs
Total losses on derivatives, net37 
Total gains on derivatives, net—related party(1)(1)
Net cash used for settlement of derivative instruments(18)(3)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable41 (16)
Accounts receivable—affiliate(35)
Advances to affiliate51 22 
Inventory(2)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities66 16 
Accrued liabilities—related party
Due to affiliates(12)(3)
Other, net(1)(9)
Other, net—affiliate(1)
Net cash provided by operating activities524 94 
Cash flows from investing activities 
Property, plant and equipment, net(71)(220)
Other(1)(1)
Net cash used in investing activities(72)(221)
Cash flows from financing activities 
Proceeds from issuances of debt141 
Repayments of debt(140)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(140)141 
Net increase in restricted cash312 14 
Restricted cash—beginning of period70 80 
Restricted cash—end of period$382 $94 


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

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CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(unaudited)


NOTE 1—NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

We are operating a natural gas liquefaction and export facility (the “Liquefaction Facilities”) and operating a 23-mile natural gas supply pipeline that interconnects the Corpus Christi LNG terminal with several interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines (the “Corpus Christi Pipeline” and together with the Liquefaction Facilities, the “Liquefaction Project”) near Corpus Christi, Texas, through our subsidiaries CCL and CCP, respectively. We are operating 3 Trains, including the third Train which achieved substantial completion on March 26, 2021, for a total production capacity of approximately 15 mtpa of LNG. The Liquefaction Project also contains 3 LNG storage tanks and 2 marine berths.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements of CCH have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and with Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. 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, 2020.

Results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that will be realized for the year ending December 31, 2021.

We are a disregarded entity for federal and state income tax purposes. Our taxable income or loss, which may vary substantially from the net income or loss reported on our Consolidated Statements of Operations, is included in the consolidated federal income tax return of Cheniere. Accordingly, 0 provision or liability for federal or state income taxes is included in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements.

Recent Accounting Standards

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“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 optional expedients were available to be used upon issuance of this guidance but we have not yet applied the guidance because we have not yet modified any of our existing contracts for reference rate reform. Once we apply an optional expedient to a modified contract and adopt this standard, the guidance will be applied to all subsequent applicable contract modifications until December 31, 2022, at which time the optional expedients are no longer available.

NOTE 2—RESTRICTED CASH

Restricted cash consists of funds that are contractually or legally restricted as to usage or withdrawal and have been presented separately from cash and cash equivalents on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had $382 million and $70 million of restricted cash, respectively.

Pursuant to the accounts agreement entered into with the collateral trustee for the benefit of our debt holders, we are 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.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 3—ACCOUNTS AND OTHER RECEIVABLES

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, accounts and other receivables, net consisted of the following (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Trade receivable$126 $182 
Other accounts receivable43 16 
Total accounts and other receivables, net$169 $198 

NOTE 4—INVENTORY

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, inventory consisted of the following (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Materials$76 $69 
LNG10 11 
Natural gas
Total inventory$95 $89 

NOTE 5—PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
 
As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, property, plant and equipment, net consisted of the following (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
20212020
LNG terminal costs
LNG terminal and interconnecting pipeline facilities$13,196 $10,176 
LNG site and related costs276 276 
LNG terminal construction-in-process35 2,960 
Accumulated depreciation(654)(568)
Total LNG terminal costs, net12,853 12,844 
Fixed assets
Fixed assets23 22 
Accumulated depreciation(14)(13)
Total fixed assets, net
Property, plant and equipment, net$12,862 $12,853 

The following table shows depreciation expense and offsets to LNG terminal costs during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Depreciation expense$88 $84 
Offsets to LNG terminal costs (1)143 
(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 Liquefaction Project during the testing phase for its construction.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 6—DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS
 
We have entered into the following derivative instruments that are reported at fair value:
interest rate swaps (“CCH Interest Rate Derivatives”) to hedge the exposure to volatility in a portion of the floating-rate interest payments on our amended and restated credit facility (the “CCH Credit Facility”) and to hedge against changes in interest rates that could impact anticipated future issuance of debt (“CCH Interest Rate Forward Start Derivatives” and, collectively with the CCH Interest Rate Derivatives, the “Interest Rate Derivatives”) and
commodity derivatives consisting of natural gas supply contracts for the commissioning and 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.

The following table shows the fair value of our derivative instruments that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, which are classified as derivative assets, derivative assets—related party, non-current derivative assets, non-current derivative assets—related party, derivative liabilities or non-current derivative liabilities in our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
Fair Value Measurements as of
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Quoted Prices in Active Markets
(Level 1)
Significant Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
TotalQuoted Prices in Active Markets
(Level 1)
Significant Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
Significant Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
Total
CCH Interest Rate Derivatives liability$$(114)$$(114)$$(140)$$(140)
Liquefaction Supply Derivatives asset (liability)11 (2)(14)(5)(5)12 11 

We value our Interest Rate Derivatives using an income-based approach utilizing observable inputs to the valuation model including interest rate curves, risk adjusted discount rates, credit spreads and other relevant data. We value our Liquefaction Supply Derivatives using a market-based approach incorporating present value techniques, as needed, using observable commodity price curves, when available, and other relevant data.

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 evaluating whether the respective market is available as pipeline infrastructure is developed. The fair value of our Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives incorporates risk premiums related to the satisfaction of conditions precedent, such as completion and placement into service of relevant pipeline infrastructure to accommodate marketable physical gas flow. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, some of our Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives existed within markets for which the pipeline infrastructure was under development to accommodate marketable physical gas flow.

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, volatility and contract duration.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
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 March 31, 2021:
Net Fair Value Liability
(in millions)
Valuation ApproachSignificant Unobservable InputRange of Significant Unobservable Inputs / Weighted Average (1)
Physical Liquefaction Supply Derivatives$(14)Market approach incorporating present value techniquesHenry Hub basis spread$(0.577) - $0.265 / $(0.022)
Option pricing modelInternational LNG pricing spread, relative to Henry Hub (2)130% - 205% / 160%
(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, including those with related parties, during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Balance, beginning of period$12 $35 
Realized and mark-to-market gains (losses):
Included in cost of sales(66)164 
Purchases and settlements:
Purchases
Settlements37 
Transfers into Level 3, net (1)(1)
Balance, end of period$(14)$202 
Change in unrealized gain (loss) relating to instruments still held at end of period$(66)$164 
(1)    Transferred into Level 3 as a result of unobservable market, or out of Level 3 as a result of observable 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 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 counterparty’s nonperformance risk in fair value measurements. 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.

Interest Rate Derivatives

We have entered into interest rate swaps to protect against volatility of future cash flows and hedge a portion of the variable interest payments on the CCH Credit Facility. We previously also had interest rate swaps to hedge against changes in interest rates that could impact anticipated future issuance of debt. In August 2020, we settled the outstanding CCH Interest Rate Forward Start Derivatives.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
As of March 31, 2021, we had the following Interest Rate Derivatives outstanding:
Notional Amounts
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020Latest Maturity DateWeighted Average Fixed Interest Rate PaidVariable Interest Rate Received
CCH Interest Rate Derivatives$4.6 billion$4.6 billionMay 31, 20222.30%One-month LIBOR

The following table shows the gain (loss) from changes in the fair value and settlements of our Interest Rate Derivatives recorded in interest rate derivative gain (loss), net on our Consolidated Statements of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
CCH Interest Rate Derivatives$$(123)
CCH Interest Rate Forward Start Derivatives(85)

Liquefaction Supply Derivatives

CCL has entered into primarily index-based physical natural gas supply contracts and associated economic hedges to purchase natural gas for the commissioning and operation of the Liquefaction Project. The remaining terms of the physical natural gas supply contracts range up to 10 years, some of which commence upon the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent. 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 3,126 TBtu and 3,152 TBtu as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, of which 55 TBtu and 60 TBtu, respectively, were for a natural gas supply contract CCL has with a related party.

The following table shows the gain (loss) from changes in the fair value, settlements and location of our Liquefaction Supply Derivatives recorded on our Consolidated Statements of Operations during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions):
Consolidated Statements of Operations Location (1)Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Liquefaction Supply DerivativesLNG revenues$$
Liquefaction Supply DerivativesCost of sales(11)171 
Liquefaction Supply DerivativesCost of sales—related party
(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.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
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 derivative instruments on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
March 31, 2021
CCH Interest Rate DerivativesLiquefaction Supply Derivatives (1)Total
Consolidated Balance Sheets Location
Derivative assets$$26 $26 
Derivative assets—related party
Non-current derivative assets98 98 
Total derivative assets129 129 
Derivative liabilities(98)(26)(124)
Non-current derivative liabilities(16)(108)(124)
Total derivative liabilities(114)(134)(248)
Derivative liability, net$(114)$(5)$(119)
December 31, 2020
CCH Interest Rate DerivativesLiquefaction Supply Derivatives (1)Total
Consolidated Balance Sheets Location
Derivative assets$$10 $10 
Derivative assets—related party
Non-current derivative assets114 114 
Non-current derivative assets—related party
Total derivative assets128 128 
Derivative liabilities(100)(43)(143)
Non-current derivative liabilities(40)(74)(114)
Total derivative liabilities(140)(117)(257)
Derivative asset (liability), net$(140)$11 $(129)
(1)    Does not include collateral posted with counterparties by us of 0 and $5 million, which are included in other current assets in our Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

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

Our derivative instruments are presented on a net basis on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as described above. The following table shows the fair value of our derivatives outstanding on a gross and net basis (in millions):
CCH Interest Rate DerivativesLiquefaction Supply Derivatives
As of March 31, 2021
Gross assets$$158 
Offsetting amounts(29)
Net assets$$129 
Gross liabilities$(114)$(148)
Offsetting amounts14 
Net liabilities$(114)$(134)
As of December 31, 2020
Gross assets$$132 
Offsetting amounts(4)
Net assets$$128 
Gross liabilities$(140)$(136)
Offsetting amounts19 
Net liabilities$(140)$(117)

NOTE 7—OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, other non-current assets, net consisted of the following (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Contract assets, net$55 $48 
Advances and other asset conveyances to third parties to support LNG terminal20 22 
Operating lease assets
Information technology service prepayments
Tax-related payments and receivables
Advances made under EPC and non-EPC contracts
Other
Total other non-current assets, net$98 $87 

NOTE 8—ACCRUED LIABILITIES
 
As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, accrued liabilities consisted of the following (in millions): 
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Interest costs and related debt fees$105 $
Accrued natural gas purchases194 186 
Liquefaction Project costs82 76 
Other15 49 
Total accrued liabilities$396 $318 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 9—DEBT

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, our debt consisted of the following (in millions): 
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Long-term debt:
3.520% to 7.000% senior secured notes due between June 2024 and December 2039 and CCH Credit Facility$10,195 $10,217 
Unamortized debt issuance costs(110)(116)
Total long-term debt, net10,085 10,101 
Current debt:
$1.2 billion CCH Working Capital Facility (“CCH Working Capital Facility”) and current portion of CCH Credit Facility153 271 
Unamortized premium, discount and debt issuance costs, net(2)(2)
Total current debt151 269 
Total debt, net$10,236 $10,370 

Credit Facilities

Below is a summary of our credit facilities outstanding as of March 31, 2021 (in millions):
CCH Credit Facility (1)CCH Working Capital Facility
Original facility size$8,404 $350 
Incremental commitments1,566 850 
Less:
Outstanding balance2,627 
Commitments terminated7,343 
Letters of credit issued293 
Available commitment$$907 
Priority rankingSenior securedSenior secured
Interest rate on available balanceLIBOR plus 1.75% or base rate plus 0.75%LIBOR plus 1.25% - 1.75% or base rate plus 0.25% - 0.75%
Weighted average interest rate of outstanding balance1.86%n/a
Maturity dateJune 30, 2024June 29, 2023

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 investments or pay dividends or distributions.

As of March 31, 2021, we were in compliance with all covenants related to our debt agreements.

Interest Expense

Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest consisted of the following (in millions):
 Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Total interest cost$119 $129 
Capitalized interest, including amounts capitalized as an Allowance for Funds Used During Construction(26)(30)
Total interest expense, net of capitalized interest$93 $99 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
Fair Value Disclosures

The following table shows the carrying amount and estimated fair value of our debt (in millions):
 March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
 Carrying
Amount
Estimated
Fair Value
Carrying
Amount
Estimated
Fair Value
Senior notes — Level 2 (1)$5,750 $6,466 $5,750 $6,669 
Senior notes — Level 3 (2)1,971 2,176 1,971 2,387 
Credit facilities (3)2,627 2,627 2,767 2,767 
(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. 
(3)The Level 3 estimated fair value approximates the principal amount 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 FROM CONTRACTS WITH CUSTOMERS

The following table represents a disaggregation of revenue earned from contracts with customers during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
LNG revenues (1)$614 $343 
LNG revenues—affiliate268 190 
Total revenues from customers882 533 
Net derivative losses (2)
Total revenues$883 $533 
(1)LNG revenues include revenues for LNG cargoes in which our customers exercised their contractual right to not take delivery but remained obligated to pay fixed fees irrespective of such election. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, we recognized $37 million in LNG revenues associated with LNG cargoes for which customers notified us that they would not take delivery, which would have been recognized subsequent to March 31, 2020 had the cargoes been lifted pursuant to the delivery schedules with the customers. We did 0t have such revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2021. Revenue is generally recognized upon receipt of irrevocable notice that a customer will not take delivery because our customers have no contractual right to take delivery of such LNG cargo in future periods and our performance obligations with respect to such LNG cargo have been satisfied.
(2)See Note 6—Derivative Instruments for additional information about our derivatives.

Contract Assets

The following table shows our contract assets, net, which are classified as other non-current assets, net on our Consolidated Balance Sheets (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Contract assets, net$55 $48 

Contract assets represent our right to consideration for transferring goods or services to the customer under the terms of a sales contract when the associated consideration is not yet due. Changes in contract assets during the three months ended March 31, 2021 were primarily attributable to revenue recognized due to the delivery of LNG under certain SPAs for which the associated consideration was not yet due.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)

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 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Unsatisfied
Transaction Price
(in billions)
Weighted Average Recognition Timing (years) (1)Unsatisfied
Transaction Price
(in billions)
Weighted Average Recognition Timing (years) (1)
LNG revenues$32.0 10$32.3 10
LNG revenues—affiliate1.0 121.0 12
Total revenues$33.0 $33.3 
(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. 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 47% and 36% of our LNG revenues from contracts included in the table above during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, 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.

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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 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
LNG revenues—affiliate
Cheniere Marketing Agreements$260 $190 
Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas and LNG
Total LNG revenues—affiliate268 190 
Cost of sales—affiliate
Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas and LNG
Cheniere Marketing Agreements31 
Total cost of sales—affiliate35 
Cost of sales—related party
Natural Gas Supply Agreement35 23 
Operating and maintenance expense—affiliate
Services Agreements24 20 
Operating and maintenance expense—related party
Natural Gas Transportation Agreements
General and administrative expense—affiliate
Services Agreements

We had $44 million and $32 million due to affiliates as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, under agreements with affiliates, as described below.

Cheniere Marketing Agreements

Cheniere Marketing SPA

CCL has a fixed price SPA with Cheniere Marketing (the “Cheniere Marketing Base SPA”) with a term of 20 years which allows Cheniere Marketing to purchase, at its option, (1) up to a cumulative total of 150 TBtu of LNG within the commissioning periods for Trains 1 through 3 and (2) any excess LNG produced by the Liquefaction Facilities that is not committed to customers under third-party SPAs. Under the Cheniere Marketing Base SPA, Cheniere Marketing may, without charge, elect to suspend deliveries of cargoes (other than commissioning cargoes) scheduled for any month under the applicable annual delivery program by providing specified notice in advance. Additionally, CCL has: (1) a fixed price SPA with an approximate term of 23 years with Cheniere Marketing which allows them to purchase volumes of approximately 15 TBtu per annum of LNG and (2) an SPA for approximately 44 TBtu of LNG with a term of up to seven years associated with the integrated production marketing gas supply agreement between CCL and EOG Resources, Inc. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, CCL had $109 million and $39 million of accounts receivable—affiliate, respectively, under these agreements with Cheniere Marketing.

Train 3 Commissioning Letter Agreement

Under the Cheniere Marketing Base SPA, CCL entered into a letter agreement with Cheniere Marketing for the sale of commissioning cargoes from Train 3 of the Liquefaction Project. Under the agreement, CCL paid a one-time shipping fee to Cheniere Marketing of $1 million after the commencement of the commissioning of Train 3 in December 2020.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
Facility Swap Agreement

We have entered into 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 (i) 115% of the applicable natural gas feedstock purchase price or (ii) a free-on-board U.S. Gulf Coast LNG market price, whichever is greater.

Services Agreements

Gas and Power Supply Services Agreement (“G&P Agreement”)

CCL has a G&P Agreement with Cheniere Energy Shared Services, Inc. (“Shared Services”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, pursuant to which Shared Services will manage the gas and power procurement requirements of CCL. The services include, among other services, exercising the day-to-day management of CCL’s natural gas and power supply requirements, negotiating agreements on CCL’s behalf and providing other administrative services. Prior to the substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Facilities, no monthly fee payment is required except for reimbursement of operating expenses. After substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Facilities, for services performed while the Liquefaction Facilities is operational, CCL will pay, in addition to the reimbursement of operating expenses, a fixed monthly fee of $125,000 (indexed for inflation) for services with respect to such Train.

Operation and Maintenance Agreements (“O&M Agreements”)

CCL has an O&M Agreement (“CCL O&M Agreement”) with Cheniere LNG O&M Services, LLC (“O&M Services”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, pursuant to which CCL receives all of the necessary services required to construct, operate and maintain the Liquefaction Facilities. The services to be provided include, among other services, preparing and maintaining staffing plans, identifying and arranging for procurement of equipment and materials, overseeing contractors, administering various agreements, information technology services and other services required to operate and maintain the Liquefaction Facilities. Prior to the substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Facilities, no monthly fee payment is required except for reimbursement of operating expenses. After substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Facilities, for services performed while the Liquefaction Facilities is operational, CCL will pay, in addition to the reimbursement of operating expenses, a fixed monthly fee of $125,000 (indexed for inflation) for services with respect to such Train.

CCP has an O&M Agreement (“CCP O&M Agreement”) with O&M Services pursuant to which CCP receives all of the necessary services required to construct, operate and maintain the Corpus Christi Pipeline. The services to be provided include, among other services, preparing and maintaining staffing plans, identifying and arranging for procurement of equipment and materials, overseeing contractors, information technology services and other services required to operate and maintain the Corpus Christi Pipeline. CCP is required to reimburse O&M Services for all operating expenses incurred on behalf of CCP.

Management Services Agreements (“MSAs”)

CCL has a MSA with Shared Services pursuant to which Shared Services manages the construction and operation of the Liquefaction Facilities, excluding those matters provided for under the G&P Agreement and the CCL O&M Agreement. The services include, among other services, exercising the day-to-day management of CCL’s affairs and business, managing CCL’s regulatory matters, preparing status reports, providing contract administration services for all contracts associated with the Liquefaction Facilities and obtaining insurance. Prior to the substantial completion of each Train of the Liquefaction Facilities, no monthly fee payment is required except for reimbursement of expenses. After substantial completion of each Train, CCL will pay, in addition to the reimbursement of related expenses, a monthly fee equal to 3% of the capital expenditures incurred in the previous month and a fixed monthly fee of $375,000 for services with respect to such Train.

CCP has a MSA with Shared Services pursuant to which Shared Services manages CCP’s operations and business, excluding those matters provided for under the CCP O&M Agreement. The services include, among other services, exercising the day-to-day management of CCP’s affairs and business, managing CCP’s regulatory matters, preparing status reports, providing contract administration services for all contracts associated with the Corpus Christi Pipeline and obtaining insurance.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
CCP is required to reimburse Shared Services for the aggregate of all costs and expenses incurred in the course of performing the services under the MSA.

Natural Gas Supply Agreement

CCL is party to a natural gas supply agreement with a related party in the ordinary course of business, to obtain a fixed minimum daily volume of feed gas for the operation of the Liquefaction Project through March 2022. This related party is partially owned by the investment management company that also partially owns our affiliated entity. In addition to the amounts recorded on our Consolidated Statements of Operations in the table above, CCL recorded accrued liabilities—related party of $13 million and $13 million, derivative assets—related party of $5 million and $3 million and non-current derivative assets—related party of 0 and $1 million as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, related to this agreement.

Natural Gas Transportation Agreements

Agreements with Related Party

CCL is party to natural gas transportation agreements with a related party in the ordinary course of business for the operation of the Liquefaction Project, for a period of 10 years which began in May 2020. Cheniere accounts for its investment in this related party as an equity method investment. In addition to the amounts recorded on our Consolidated Statements of Operations in the table above, CCL recorded accrued liabilities—related party of $1 million as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 related to this agreement.

Agreements with Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC

Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, has a transportation precedent agreement with CCP to secure firm pipeline transportation capacity for the transportation of natural gas feedstock to the expansion of the Corpus Christi LNG terminal it is constructing adjacent to the Liquefaction Project. The agreement will have a primary term of 20 years from the service commencement date with right to extend the term for 2 successive five-year terms.

Contracts for Sale and Purchase of Natural Gas and LNG

CCL has an agreement with Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC that allows them to sell and purchase natural gas with 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.

CCL also has an agreement with Midship Pipeline Company, LLC that allows them to sell and purchase natural gas with each other.

Land Agreements

Lease Agreements

CCL has agreements with Cheniere Land Holdings, LLC (“Cheniere Land Holdings”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, to lease the land owned by Cheniere Land Holdings for the Liquefaction Facilities. The total annual lease payment is $0.6 million, and the terms of the agreements range from three to seven years.

Easement Agreements

CCL has agreements with Cheniere Land Holdings which grant CCL easements on land owned by Cheniere Land Holdings for the Liquefaction Facilities. The total annual payment for easement agreements is $0.1 million, excluding any previously paid one-time payments, and the terms of the agreements range from three to five years.
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
Dredge Material Disposal Agreement

CCL has a dredge material disposal agreement with Cheniere Land Holdings that terminates in 2042 which grants CCL permission to use land owned by Cheniere Land Holdings for the deposit of dredge material from the construction and maintenance of the Liquefaction Facilities. Under the terms of the agreement, CCL will pay Cheniere Land Holdings $0.50 per cubic yard of dredge material deposits up to 5.0 million cubic yards and $4.62 per cubic yard for any quantities above that.
Tug Hosting Agreement

In February 2017, CCL entered into a tug hosting agreement with Corpus Christi Tug Services, LLC (“Tug Services”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere, to provide certain marine structures, support services and access necessary at the Liquefaction Facilities for Tug Services to provide its customers with tug boat and marine services. Tug Services is required to reimburse CCL for any third party costs incurred by CCL in connection with providing the goods and services.

State Tax Sharing Agreements
CCL has a state tax sharing agreement with Cheniere. Under this agreement, Cheniere has agreed to prepare and file all state and local tax returns which CCL 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, CCL will pay to Cheniere an amount equal to the state and local tax that CCL would be required to pay if CCL’s state and local tax liability were calculated on a separate company basis. There have been 0 state and local taxes paid by Cheniere for which Cheniere could have demanded payment from CCL under this agreement; therefore, Cheniere has not demanded any such payments from CCL. The agreement is effective for tax returns due on or after May 2015.

CCP has a state tax sharing agreement with Cheniere. Under this agreement, Cheniere has agreed to prepare and file all state and local tax returns which CCP 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, CCP will pay to Cheniere an amount equal to the state and local tax that CCP would be required to pay if CCP’s state and local tax liability were calculated on a separate company basis. There have been 0 state and local taxes paid by Cheniere for which Cheniere could have demanded payment from CCP under this agreement; therefore, Cheniere has not demanded any such payments from CCP. The agreement is effective for tax returns due on or after May 2015.

Equity Contribution Agreements

Equity Contribution Agreement

In May 2018, we amended and restated the existing equity contribution agreement with Cheniere (the “Equity Contribution Agreement”) pursuant to which Cheniere agreed to provide cash contributions up to approximately $1.1 billion, not including $2.0 billion previously contributed under the original equity contribution agreement. As of March 31, 2021, we have received $703 million in contributions under the Equity Contribution Agreement and Cheniere has 0 outstanding letters of credit on our behalf. Cheniere is only required to make additional contributions under the Equity Contribution Agreement after the commitments under the CCH Credit Facility have been reduced to 0 and to the extent cash flows from operations of the Liquefaction Project are unavailable for Liquefaction Project costs.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—CONTINUED
(unaudited)
NOTE 12—CUSTOMER CONCENTRATION
  
The following table shows external customers with revenues of 10% or greater of total revenues from external customers and external customers with accounts receivable, net and contract assets, net balances of 10% or greater of total accounts receivable, net and contract assets, net from external customers:
Percentage of Total Revenues from External CustomersPercentage of Accounts Receivable, Net and Contract Assets, Net from External Customers
Three Months Ended March 31,March 31,December 31,
2021202020212020
Customer A22%52%23%15%
Customer B21%12%10%*
Customer C18%0%11%10%
Customer D*12%11%16%
Customer E*0%0%11%
Customer F*15%25%27%
Customer G0%0%13%*
* Less than 10%

NOTE 13—SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

The following table provides supplemental disclosure of cash flow information (in millions):
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Cash paid during the period for interest, net of amounts capitalized$12 $24 

The balance in property, plant and equipment, net funded with accounts payable and accrued liabilities (including affiliate) was $174 million and $41 million as of March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

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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 that we expect to commence or complete construction of any 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 relating to the construction of Trains or pipelines, 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 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 or pipelines, including the financing of such Trains or pipelines;
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;
statements regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact on our business and operating results, including any customers not taking delivery of LNG cargoes, the ongoing credit worthiness of our contractual counterparties, any disruptions in our operations or construction of our Trains and the health and safety of Cheniere’s employees, and on our customers, the global economy and the demand for LNG; 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 from those anticipated or implied in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors described in this quarterly
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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, 2020. 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 of Business

We are operating a natural gas liquefaction and export facility (the “Liquefaction Facilities”) and operating a 23-mile natural gas supply pipeline that interconnects the Corpus Christi LNG terminal with several interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines (the “Corpus Christi Pipeline” and together with the Liquefaction Facilities, the “Liquefaction Project”) near Corpus Christi, Texas, through our subsidiaries CCL and CCP, respectively.

We are operating three Trains, including the third Train which achieved substantial completion on March 26, 2021, with a total production capacity of approximately 15 mtpa of LNG. The Liquefaction Project also contains three LNG storage tanks with aggregate capacity of approximately 10 Bcfe and two marine berths that can each accommodate vessels with nominal capacity of up to 266,000 cubic meters.

Overview of Significant Events

Our significant events since January 1, 2021 and through the filing date of this Form 10-Q include the following:
As of April 30, 2021, more than 270 cumulative LNG cargoes totaling over 18 million tonnes of LNG have been produced, loaded and exported from the Liquefaction Project.
On March 26, 2021, substantial completion of Train 3 of the Liquefaction Project was achieved.

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Results of Operations

The following charts summarize the total revenues and total LNG volumes loaded (including both operational and commissioning volumes) during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
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(1)The three months ended March 31, 2021 excludes four TBtu that were loaded at our affiliate’s facility.
Our consolidated net income was $331 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to net loss of $51 million in the three months ended March 31, 2020. This $382 million increase in net income in 2021 was primarily due to (1) decreased interest rate derivative loss, net, (2) higher than normal contributions from LNG and natural gas portfolio optimization activities due to significant volatility in LNG and natural gas markets during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and (3) increased revenues per MMBtu, which were partially offset by the non-recurrence of commodity-related derivative gains from the three months ended March 31, 2020.

We enter into derivative instruments to manage our exposure to changing interest rates and commodity-related marketing and price risk. Derivative instruments are reported at fair value on our Consolidated Financial Statements. In some cases, the underlying transactions being economically hedged are accounted for under the accrual method of accounting, whereby revenues and expenses are recognized only upon delivery, receipt 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, use of derivative instruments may increase the volatility of our results of operations based on changes in market pricing, counterparty credit risk and other relevant factors.

Revenues
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in millions, except volumes)20212020Change
LNG revenues$615 $343 $272 
LNG revenues—affiliate268 190 78 
Total revenues$883 $533 $350 
LNG volumes recognized as revenues (in TBtu) (1)135 128 
(1)    Excludes volume associated with cargoes for which customers notified us that they would not take delivery and includes four TBtu that were loaded at our affiliate’s facility.

Total revenues increased by $350 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 from the three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily as a result of higher revenues per MMBtu. LNG revenues during the three months ended March 31,
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2020 also included $37 million in LNG revenues associated with LNG cargoes for which customers notified us that they would not take delivery, which would have been recognized subsequent to March 31, 2020 had the cargoes been lifted pursuant to the delivery schedules with the customers. We did not have such revenues during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Also included in LNG revenues are the sale 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 $59 million and $44 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, related to these transactions.

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 three months ended March 31, 2021, we realized offsets to LNG terminal costs of $143 million corresponding to 28 TBtu of LNG that were related to the sale of commissioning cargoes. We did not realize any offsets to LNG terminal costs during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Operating costs and expenses
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in millions)20212020Change
Cost of sales$186 $49 $137 
Cost of sales—affiliate35 29 
Cost of sales—related party35 23 12 
Operating and maintenance expense83 89 (6)
Operating and maintenance expense—affiliate24 20 
Operating and maintenance expense—related party— 
General and administrative expense(1)
General and administrative expense—affiliate— 
Depreciation and amortization expense89 84 
Total operating costs and expenses$460 $278 $182 

Total operating costs and expenses increased between the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, primarily as a result of increased cost of sales. Cost of sales includes costs incurred directly for the production and delivery of LNG from the Liquefaction Project, to the extent those costs are not utilized for the commissioning process. Cost of sales (including related party) increased between the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, primarily as a result of the non-recurrence of commodity-related derivatives gains from the three months ended March 31, 2020 and increased cost of natural gas feedstock as a result of higher pricing. Partially offsetting these increases were decreases in net costs associated with the sale of certain unutilized natural gas procured for the liquefaction process and a portion of derivative instruments that settle through physical delivery.

Cost of sales—affiliate increased during the three months ended March 31, 2021 as a result of the cost of cargoes procured from our affiliate to fulfill our commitments to our long-term customers during operational constraints.

Other (income) expense
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in millions)20212020Change
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest$93 $99 $(6)
Interest rate derivative loss (gain), net(1)208 (209)
Other income, net— (1)
Total other expense$92 $306 $(214)

Interest expense, net of capitalized interest decreased during the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily as a result of the prepayment of a portion of our outstanding borrowings under our amended and restated credit facility (the “CCH Credit Facility”) and lower interest rates. We incurred $119 million and $129 million of total interest cost during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, of which we
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capitalized $26 million and $30 million, respectively. Capitalized interest primarily related to interest costs incurred to construct the remaining assets of the Liquefaction Project.

Interest rate derivative loss, net decreased during the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily due to the settlement of our outstanding derivatives, primarily due to the settlement of our outstanding derivatives used to hedge against changes in interest rates that could impact anticipated future issuance of debt (the “CCH Interest Rate Forward Start Derivatives”) in August 2020 and a favorable shift in the long-term forward LIBOR curve relative to our economically hedged position.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
The following table provides a summary of our liquidity position at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
20212020
Cash and cash equivalents$— $— 
Restricted cash designated for the Liquefaction Project382 70 
Available commitments under the following credit facilities:
CCH Credit Facility— — 
$1.2 billion CCH Working Capital Facility (“CCH Working Capital Facility”)907 767 

Corpus Christi LNG Terminal

Liquefaction Facilities

We are operating three Trains and two marine berths at the Liquefaction Project. We completed construction of Trains 1, 2 and 3 of the Liquefaction Project and commenced commercial operating activities in February 2019, August 2019 and March 2021, respectively.

The DOE has authorized the export of domestically produced LNG by vessel from the Corpus Christi LNG terminal to FTA countries and to non-FTA countries through December 31, 2050, up to a combined total of the equivalent of 767 Bcf/yr (approximately 15 mtpa) of natural gas.

In December 2020, the DOE announced a new policy in which it would no longer issue short-term export authorizations separately from long-term authorizations. Accordingly, the DOE amended each of CCL’s long-term authorizations to include short-term export authority, and vacated the short-term orders.

An application was filed in September 2019 to authorize additional exports from the Liquefaction Project to FTA countries for a 25-year term and to non-FTA countries for a 20-year term in an amount up to the equivalent of approximately 108 Bcf/yr of natural gas, for a total Liquefaction Project export of 875.16 Bcf/yr. The terms of the authorizations are requested to commence on the date of first commercial export from the Liquefaction Project of the volumes contemplated in the application. In April 2020, the DOE issued an order authorizing CCL to export to FTA countries related to this application, for which the term was subsequently extended through December 31, 2050, but has not yet issued an order authorizing CCL to export to non-FTA countries for the corresponding LNG volume. A corresponding application for authorization to increase the total LNG production capacity of the Liquefaction Project from the currently authorized level to approximately 875.16 Bcf/yr was also submitted to the FERC and is currently pending.

Customers

CCL has entered into fixed price long-term SPAs generally with terms of 20 years (plus extension rights) and with a weighted average remaining contract length of approximately 19 years (plus extension rights) for Trains 1 through 3 of the Liquefaction Project to make available an aggregate amount of LNG that is approximately 70% of the total production capacity from these Trains. Under these SPAs, the customers will purchase LNG from CCL on a FOB basis for a price consisting of a fixed fee per MMBtu of LNG (a portion of which is subject to annual adjustment for inflation) plus a variable fee per MMBtu of LNG equal to approximately 115% of Henry Hub. The customers may elect to cancel or suspend deliveries of LNG cargoes, with advance notice as governed by each respective SPA, in which case the customers would still be required to pay the fixed
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fee with respect to the contracted volumes that are not delivered as a result of such cancellation or suspension. We refer to the fee component that is applicable regardless of a cancellation or suspension of LNG cargo deliveries under the SPAs as the fixed fee component of the price under our SPAs. We refer to the fee component that is applicable only in connection with LNG cargo deliveries as the variable fee component of the price under our SPAs. The variable fee under CCL’s SPAs entered into in connection with the development of the Liquefaction Project was sized at the time of entry into each SPA with the intent to cover the costs of gas purchases and transportation and liquefaction fuel to produce the LNG to be sold under each such SPA. The SPAs and contracted volumes to be made available under the SPAs are not tied to a specific Train; however, the term of each SPA generally commences upon the date of first commercial delivery for the applicable Train, as specified in each SPA.

In aggregate, the minimum annual fixed fee portion to be paid by the third-party SPA customers was approximately $1.4 billion for Trains 1 and 2 and increased to approximately $1.8 billion following the substantial completion of Train 3 of the Liquefaction Project on March 26, 2021.

In addition, Cheniere Marketing International LLP (“Cheniere Marketing”) has agreements with CCL to purchase: (1) approximately 15 TBtu per annum of LNG with an approximate term of 23 years, (2) any LNG produced by CCL in excess of that required for other customers at Cheniere Marketing’s option and (3) approximately 44 TBtu of LNG with a term of up to seven years associated with the integrated production marketing (“IPM”) gas supply agreement between CCL and EOG.
Natural Gas Transportation, Storage and Supply

To ensure CCL is able to transport adequate natural gas feedstock to the Corpus Christi LNG terminal, it has entered into transportation precedent agreements to secure firm pipeline transportation capacity with CCP and certain third-party pipeline companies. CCL has entered into a firm storage services agreement with a third party to assist in managing variability in natural gas needs for the Liquefaction Project. CCL has also entered into enabling agreements and long-term natural gas supply contracts with third parties, and will continue to enter into such agreements, in order to secure natural gas feedstock for the Liquefaction Project. As of March 31, 2021, CCL had secured up to approximately 2,923 TBtu of natural gas feedstock through long-term natural gas supply contracts with remaining terms that range up to 10 years, a portion of which is subject to the achievement of certain project milestones and other conditions precedent.

A portion of the natural gas feedstock transactions for CCL are IPM transactions, in which the natural gas producers are paid based on a global gas market price less a fixed liquefaction fee and certain costs incurred by us.

Construction

CCL entered into separate lump sum turnkey contracts with Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. (“Bechtel”) for the engineering, procurement and construction of Trains 1 through 3 of the Liquefaction Project under which Bechtel charged a lump sum for all work performed and generally bore project cost, schedule and performance risks unless certain specified events occurred, in which case Bechtel may have caused CCL to enter into a change order, or CCL agreed with Bechtel to a change order.

Capital Resources

The following table provides a summary of our capital resources from borrowings and available commitments for the Liquefaction Project, excluding any equity contributions, at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 (in millions):
March 31,December 31,
 20212020
Senior notes (1)$7,721 $7,721 
Credit facilities outstanding balance (2)2,627 2,767 
Letters of credit issued (2)293 293 
Available commitments under credit facilities (2)907 767 
Total capital resources from borrowings and available commitments (3)$11,548 $11,548 
(1)Includes the 7.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2024, 5.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2025, 5.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2027, 3.700% Senior Secured Notes due 2029, 4.80% Senior Secured Notes due 2039, 3.925% Senior Secured Notes due 2039 and the 3.52% CCH Senior Secured Notes (collectively, the “CCH Senior Notes”).
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(2)Includes the CCH Credit Facility and the CCH Working Capital Facility.
(3)Does not include additional borrowings or contributions by our indirect parents which may be used for the Liquefaction Project.

CCH Senior Notes

The CCH Senior Notes are jointly and severally guaranteed by each of our consolidated subsidiaries, CCL, CCP and CCP GP (each a “Guarantor” and collectively, the “Guarantors”). The indentures governing the CCH Senior Notes contain customary terms and events of default and certain covenants that, among other things, limit our ability and the ability of our restricted subsidiaries to: incur additional indebtedness or issue preferred stock; make certain investments or pay dividends or distributions on membership interests or subordinated indebtedness or purchase, redeem or retire membership interests; sell or transfer assets, including membership or partnership interests of our restricted subsidiaries; restrict dividends or other payments by restricted subsidiaries to us or any of our restricted subsidiaries; incur liens; enter into transactions with affiliates; dissolve, liquidate, consolidate, merge, sell or lease all or substantially all of the properties or assets of us and our restricted subsidiaries taken as a whole; or permit any Guarantor to dissolve, liquidate, consolidate, merge, sell or lease all or substantially all of its properties and assets. The covenants included in the respective indentures that govern the CCH Senior Notes are subject to a number of important limitations and exceptions.

The CCH Senior Notes are our senior secured obligations, ranking senior in right of payment to any and all of our future indebtedness that is subordinated to the CCH Senior Notes and equal in right of payment with our other existing and future indebtedness that is senior and secured by the same collateral securing the CCH Senior Notes. The CCH Senior Notes are secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of our assets and the assets of the CCH Guarantors.

At any time prior to six months before the respective dates of maturity for each of the CCH Senior Notes, we may redeem all or part of such series of the CCH Senior Notes at a redemption price equal to the “make-whole” price set forth in the appropriate indenture, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption. At any time within six months of the respective dates of maturity for each of the CCH Senior Notes, we may redeem all or part of such series of the CCH Senior Notes, in whole or in part, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the CCH Senior Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of redemption.
The Guarantors’ guarantees are full and unconditional, subject to certain release provisions including (1) the sale, exchange, disposition or transfer (by merger, consolidation or otherwise) of all or substantially all of the capital stock or the assets of the Guarantors, (2) the designation of the Guarantor as an “unrestricted subsidiary” in accordance with the indentures governing the CCH Senior Notes (the “CCH Indentures”), (3) upon the legal defeasance or covenant defeasance or discharge of obligations under the CCH Indentures and (4) the release and discharge of the Guarantors pursuant to the Common Security and Account Agreement. In the event of a default in payment of the principal or interest by us, whether at maturity of the CCH Senior Notes or by declaration of acceleration, call for redemption or otherwise, legal proceedings may be instituted against the Guarantors to enforce the guarantee.

The rights of holders of the CCH Senior Notes against the Guarantors may be limited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or federal or state fraudulent transfer or conveyance law. Each guarantee contains a provision intended to limit the Guarantor’s liability to the maximum amount that it could incur without causing the incurrence of obligations under its guarantee to be a fraudulent conveyance or transfer under U.S. federal or state law. However, there can be no assurance as to what standard a court will apply in making a determination of the maximum liability of the Guarantors. Moreover, this provision may not be effective to protect the guarantee from being voided under fraudulent conveyance laws. There is a possibility that the entire guarantee may be set aside, in which case the entire liability may be extinguished.

Summarized financial information about us and the Guarantors as a group (the “Obligor Group”) is omitted herein because such information would not be materially different from our Consolidated Financial Statements.

The CCH Senior Notes are our senior secured obligations, ranking senior in right of payment to any and all of our future indebtedness that is subordinated to the CCH Senior Notes and equal in right of payment with our other existing and future indebtedness that is senior and secured by the same collateral securing the CCH Senior Notes. The CCH Senior Notes are secured by a first-priority security interest in substantially all of our assets and the assets of the CCH Guarantors.

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The security interests in our assets and the assets of the CCH Guarantors are subject to release provisions including (1) upon satisfaction and discharge of the CCH Indentures, (2) upon the legal defeasance or covenant defeasance with respect to the applicable CCH Senior Notes or (3) upon payment in full in cash of the applicable CCH Senior Notes and all other related obligations that are outstanding, due and payable at the time the CCH Senior Notes are paid full in cash; and in accordance with the Common Security and Account Agreement governing the parties to the CCH Senior Notes.

CCH Credit Facility

We have total commitments under the CCH Credit Facility of $6.1 billion. Our obligations under the CCH Credit Facility are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of our assets and the assets of our subsidiaries and by a pledge by CCH HoldCo I of its limited liability company interests in us. As of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had no available commitments and $2.6 billion of loans outstanding under the CCH Credit Facility.

The CCH Credit Facility matures on June 30, 2024, with principal payments due quarterly commencing on the earlier of (1) the first quarterly payment date occurring more than three calendar months following the completion of the Liquefaction Project as defined in the common terms agreement and (2) a set date determined by reference to the date under which a certain LNG buyer linked to the last Train of the Liquefaction Project to become operational is entitled to terminate its SPA for failure to achieve the date of first commercial delivery for that agreement. Scheduled repayments will be based upon a 19-year tailored amortization, commencing the first full quarter after the completion of Trains 1 through 3 and designed to achieve a minimum projected fixed debt service coverage ratio of 1.50:1.

Under the CCH Credit Facility, we are required to hedge not less than 65% of the variable interest rate exposure of our senior secured debt. We are restricted from making certain distributions under agreements governing our indebtedness generally until, among other requirements, the completion of the construction of Trains 1 through 3 of the Liquefaction Project, funding of a debt service reserve account equal to six months of debt service and achieving a historical debt service coverage ratio and fixed projected debt service coverage ratio of at least 1.25:1.00.
CCH Working Capital Facility

We have total commitments under the CCH Working Capital Facility of $1.2 billion. The CCH Working Capital Facility is intended to be used for loans (“CCH Working Capital Loans”) and the issuance of letters of credit for certain working capital requirements related to developing and operating the Liquefaction Project and for related business purposes. Loans under the CCH Working Capital Facility are guaranteed by the Guarantors. We may, from time to time, request increases in the commitments under the CCH Working Capital Facility of up to the maximum allowed for working capital under the Common Terms Agreement that was entered into concurrently with the CCH Credit Facility. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had $907 million and $767 million of available commitments and zero and $140 million of loans outstanding under the CCH Working Capital Facility, respectively. We had $293 million aggregate amount of issued letters of credit under the CCH Working Capital Facility as of both March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

The CCH Working Capital Facility matures on June 29, 2023, and we may prepay the CCH Working Capital Loans and loans made in connection with a draw upon any letter of credit (“CCH LC Loans”) at any time without premium or penalty upon three business days’ notice and may re-borrow at any time. CCH LC Loans have a term of up to one year. We are required to reduce the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all CCH Working Capital Loans to zero for a period of five consecutive business days at least once each year.

The CCH Working Capital Facility contains conditions precedent for extensions of credit, as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants. Our obligations under the CCH Working Capital Facility are secured by substantially all of our assets and the assets of the Guarantors as well as all of our membership interests and the membership interest in each of the Guarantors on a pari passu basis with the CCH Senior Notes and the CCH Credit Facility.

    Equity Contribution Agreement

In May 2018, we amended and restated the existing equity contribution agreement with Cheniere (the “Equity Contribution Agreement”) pursuant to which Cheniere agreed to provide cash contributions up to approximately $1.1 billion, not including $2.0 billion previously contributed under the original equity contribution agreement. As of March 31, 2021, we have received $703 million in contributions under the Equity Contribution Agreement and Cheniere has posted zero of letters of
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credit on our behalf under its revolving credit facility. Cheniere is only required to make additional contributions under the Equity Contribution Agreement after the commitments under the CCH Credit Facility have been reduced to zero and to the extent cash flows from operations of the Liquefaction Project are unavailable for Liquefaction Project costs.

Restrictive Debt Covenants

As of March 31, 2021, we were in compliance with all covenants related to our debt agreements.

LIBOR

The use of LIBOR is expected to be phased out by June 2023. It is currently unclear whether LIBOR will be utilized beyond that date or whether it will be replaced by a particular rate. We intend to continue working with our lenders and counterparties to pursue any amendments to our debt and derivative agreements that are currently subject to LIBOR following LIBOR cessation and will continue to monitor, assess and plan for the phase out of LIBOR.

Sources and Uses of Cash

The following table summarizes the sources and uses of our cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 (in millions). The table presents capital expenditures on a cash basis; therefore, these amounts differ from the amounts of capital expenditures, including accruals, which are referred to elsewhere in this report. Additional discussion of these items follows the table. 
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Sources of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:
Net cash provided by operating activities$524 $94 
Proceeds from issuances of debt— 141 
$524 $235 
Uses of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash:
Property, plant and equipment, net$(71)$(220)
Repayments of debt(140)— 
Other(1)(1)
(212)(221)
Net increase in restricted cash$312 $14 
Operating Cash Flows

Operating cash flows during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were $524 million and $94 million, respectively. The $430 million increase in operating cash inflows in 2021 compared to 2020 was primarily related to increased cash receipts from the sale of LNG cargoes due to higher revenue per MMBtu and from higher than normal contributions from LNG and natural gas portfolio optimization activities due to significant volatility in LNG and natural gas markets during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Proceeds from Issuance of Debt, Repayments of Debt, Debt Issuance and Other Financing Costs and Debt Modification or Extinguishment Costs

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we repaid all of the outstanding borrowings under the CCH Working Capital Facility. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, we borrowed $141 million under the CCH Working Capital Facility.

Property, Plant and Equipment, net

Cash outflows for property, plant and equipment were primarily for the construction costs for the Liquefaction Project, which are capitalized as construction-in-process until achievement of substantial completion. On March 26, 2021, substantial completion of Train 3 of the Liquefaction Project was achieved.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
 
As of March 31, 2021, we had no transactions that met the definition of off-balance sheet arrangements that may have a current or future material effect on our consolidated financial position or operating results. 

Summary of Critical Accounting Estimates

The preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying notes. There have been no significant changes to our critical accounting estimates from those disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

Recent Accounting Standards 

For descriptions of recently issued accounting standards, see Note 1—Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation of our Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

ITEM 3.    QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
Marketing and Trading Commodity Price Risk

We have entered into commodity derivatives consisting of natural gas supply contracts for the commissioning and operation of the Liquefaction Project (“Liquefaction Supply Derivatives”). In order to test the sensitivity of the fair value of the Liquefaction Supply Derivatives to changes in underlying commodity prices, management modeled a 10% change in the commodity price for natural gas for each delivery location as follows (in millions):
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Fair ValueChange in Fair ValueFair ValueChange in Fair Value
Liquefaction Supply Derivatives$(5)$77 $11 $77 

Interest Rate Risk

We are exposed to interest rate risk primarily when we incur debt related to project financing. Interest rate risk is managed in part by replacing outstanding floating-rate debt with fixed-rate debt with varying maturities. We have entered into interest rate swaps to hedge the exposure to volatility in a portion of the floating-rate interest payments under the CCH Credit Facility (“CCH Interest Rate Derivatives”). In order to test the sensitivity of the fair value of the CCH Interest Rate Derivatives to changes in interest rates, management modeled a 10% change in the forward one-month LIBOR curve across the remaining terms of the CCH Interest Rate Derivatives as follows (in millions):
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Fair ValueChange in Fair ValueFair ValueChange in Fair Value
CCH Interest Rate Derivatives$(114)$$(140)$

See Note 6—Derivative Instruments for additional details about our derivative instruments.

ITEM 4.     CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

We maintain a set of disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports voluntarily filed by us under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. As of the end of the period covered by this report, we evaluated, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our President and Chief Financial Officer, the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 of the Exchange Act. Based on that evaluation, our President and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective.
 
During the most recent fiscal quarter, there have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. 
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PART II.    OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.     LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
We may in the future be involved as a party to various legal proceedings, which are incidental to the ordinary course of business. We regularly analyze current information and, as necessary, provide accruals for probable liabilities on the eventual disposition of these matters. There have been no material changes to the legal proceedings disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

ITEM 1A.     RISK FACTORS

There have been no material changes from the risk factors disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

ITEM 6.     EXHIBITS
*Filed herewith.
**Furnished herewith.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
CHENIERE CORPUS CHRISTI HOLDINGS, LLC
  
Date:May 3, 2021By:/s/ Zach Davis
Zach Davis
President and Chief Financial Officer
 (Principal Executive and Financial Officer)
Date:May 3, 2021By:/s/ Leonard E. Travis
Leonard E. Travis
Chief Accounting Officer
 (on behalf of the registrant and
as principal accounting officer)


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