Ukraine Railways is facing difficulties obtaining finished lubricants after some marketers failed to fulfill call-off contracts and other pre-qualified companies declined to place bids on the latest February tender, according to ProZorro, a Ukrainian public e-procurement system. Another reason is the dramatic drop of Russian base oil exports to the country.
A call-off contract is between a supplier and buyer for the provision of services, goods or works.
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Ukraine, one of the largest European lubricant markets, still faces short base oil supplies. For some companies, such as the state railways, the situation was aggravated in February.