As far as I am concerned getting Mid East oil is better then using our own. We don't need to wean ourselves off of Mid East oil we need to increase it and let our own oil reserves stay high. Let Opec give us all their oil at low prices. That way when its gone they have nothing and we hold our own cards. Getting local oil only further in debts us to them in the future. Let them be stupid and give us everything for cheap. Honestly the price of oil has stayed at the perfect rate which doesn't affect anyone. We need to keep that number the same for as long as possible not to affect the world. Its obvious when it goes too high the economy suffers but when it gets low it looks good but has the means to shake things up.