10 most expensive energy projects in the world

Our growing thirst for energy means today's projects dwarf most past endeavors. The Hoover Dam cost $49 million in 1936. Adjusted for inflation, that's only $825 million today.

#7 - Queensland Curtis LNG - $34 billion

Queensland Curtis LNG
  • Location: Australia
  • Companies: BG Group

This is another project to extract natural gas from coal seams in Northeastern Australia. Here, modules for the liquefaction facility arrive from a fabrication yard in Thailand. Over 80 modules will arrive in the next year.

The gas should start flowing in 2014, destined for markets around the Pacific including China, Japan, Singapore and Chile.

Source: OGC, Wood Mackenzie
Cost estimates for oil and gas projects are from the energy consultants Wood Mackenzie. They include possible future costs and other data which may not correspond to company esitmates.
  @hargreavesCNN - Last updated August 27 2012 02:47 PM ET

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