Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

DEBT (Details Narrative)

DEBT (Details Narrative) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Mar. 21, 2019
Mar. 30, 2018
Jul. 31, 2019
Sep. 30, 2019
Aug. 20, 2019
Aug. 06, 2019
Dec. 31, 2018
Net assets       $ 652,860     $ 659,981
Kinergy Marketing LLC [Member] | Line of Credit [Member]              
Unused borrowing capacity       2,247      
Description of borrowing capacity     The borrowing base under the credit facility at 90% of eligible accounts receivable, plus the lesser of (a) $50,000,000, (b) 80% of eligible inventory, or (c) 95% of the estimated recovery value of eligible inventory.        
Additional borrowing       4,430      
Interest rate term     Accrue interest at an annual rate equal to the daily three month LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 4.00%.        
Pacific Ethanol Pekin, Inc [Member] | Term Loan [Member]              
Description of debt covenant   One of the Company’s subsidiaries, amended its term loan facility by reducing the amount of working capital it is required to maintain to not less than $13.0 million from March 31, 2018 through November 30, 2018 and not less than $16.0 million from December 1, 2018 and continuing at all times thereafter.          
Debt face amount           $ 3,500  
Debt maturity date   May 31, 2018          
Pacific Ethanol Pekin, Inc [Member] | Line of Credit [Member] | Lender [Member]              
Debt face amount       $ 3,500 $ 3,500    
Debt maturity date       Feb. 20, 2019      
Interest rate term Interest rate under the facilities by 125 basis points to an annual rate equal to the 30-day LIBOR plus 5.00%.            
Description of maintain working capital Working capital of not less than $15,000,000 from March 21, 2019 through July 15, 2019 and working capital of not less than $30,000,000 from July 15, 2019 and continuing at all times thereafter.            
Description of event of default       At which time the waivers will become permanent if Pacific Ethanol Central, LLC (“PE Central”), PE Pekin’s parent, has made a contribution to PE Pekin in an amount equal to $30,000,000, minus the then-existing amount of PE Pekin’s working capital, plus the amount of any accounts receivable owed by PE Central to PE Pekin, plus $12,000,000 (the “PE Central Contribution Amount”).      
Pacific Ethanol Pekin, Inc [Member] | Line of Credit [Member]              
Debt face amount       $ 10,500      
Net assets       $ 184,800      
Date of first required principal payment       Nov. 15, 2019      
[1] Amounts derived from the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018.