I mean this in the best possible way: You’re our Saudi Arabia. You’re hot, exotic, just a little bit dangerous, and very sandy, like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
No, wait. That’s not right. You’re not sandy.
You know why the Saudis have so much power in global oil markets? Well, yeah, they have a lot of oil. But so do we. The thing is, their oil is right below the surface. It’s super accessible, which means they can more easily ramp up production when they want (which, apparently, isn’t right now unfortunately). Meanwhile our oil often plays hard to get.