With Russia’s Rosneft cutting diesel supplies to Ukraine, traders plan to increase diesel imports in May from Belarus, Lithuania, Hungary and Turkey,

 Ukraine’s Economy Ministry reports after meeting with “key stakeholders of the oil and gas market.” Yesterday, two companies won tenders to supply diesel to Ukrzaliznytsia. In addition to using diesel to power half of its locomotives, the state railroad has 1,300 tanker cars, enough to move about one third of Ukraine’s annual imports of 7 million tons.

Squeezed by Russia and Belarus, Ukrzaliznytsia has only enough diesel to run trains through Friday

, the State Railroad provider reported yesterday. About half of the railroad’s 20,000 km of track is electrified. UZ moves 82% of Ukraine’s freight, making it the fourth largest freight carrier in Eurasia, after the railways of China, Russia and India.