LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Washington company has asked for federal permits for a $4.5 billion liquefied natural gas export plant in southwest Louisiana. It would be the third plant planned along the Calcasieu Ship Channel.

The American Press (http://bit.ly/1ADHu1n ) reports that executives of Venture Global LNG are expected to describe their plans at noon Wednesday in the Cameron Parish Police Jury meeting room.

The company says it has authority to export up to 10 million metric tons of LNG annually to Free Trade Agreement countries over a 25-year period. It has asked the U.S. Department of Energy for permission to export to countries outside the agreement, such as Japan, India, Taiwan and the European nations.

The plant would be called VG Calcasieu Pass.

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