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Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0000778164
Amendment Flag true
Amendment Description The Registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the registration statement becomes effective on such date as the Commission, acting under Section 8(a), may determine.
Document Type S-1/A
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Small Business true
Entity Incorporation State Country Code DE