When in production, Southwest Georgia Ethanol is the only 100-million-gallon plant in the state. Though idle since October, President Murray Campbell says they expect to restart production sooner than plants in the Midwest. “We know we are going to restart in July. We've been booking corn with local farmers since late fall and early winter.”
When the plant starts back up, Campbell says it could impact the price of gas but not necessarily. “I don’t know if our particular restart will decrease the price of gasoline significantly but it will be cheaper for customers that we have, they’ll be buying ethanol cheaper than having to buy it from an outside area."
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