“it means nothing to the US” Rubbish. The US have spent trillions on wars in ME to secure that oil. They consume over 20 million barrels a day and produce 13 million a day. where does the other 7 million come from? US citizens have comparatively cheap fuel and go ballistic when prices rise. So a 7 million barrel shortfall is a risk unless they can secure other supplies i.e. Venezuela.
Australia ? what a laughing stock we are! Asking the US to store our oil on the the side of the pacific, lol, that’s as strategic as my dogs extra toes.