Gee Wolfgang, that would certainly make the US gov't take a few deep breaths.
And Grab, the price of something is not always set by the seller. Sometimes it is determined by what the buyer is prepared to pay. Saudi A. is in the unfortunate position of being a two commodity economy, oil & sand - and most of us have plenty of sand.
I'm sure the US could buy most of its oil requirements elsewhere, there's plenty of it around.
I consider it demeaning to the US, who profess democratic standards - liberty, equality etc, to eat crow in propping up a non-elected dictatorship that has no equal rights for women. Yeah, I hear the cultural argument, but don't forget, that not too long ago, women didn't have equal rights in our societies either, but we got smart and changed.