Theoretically, this will help the US sell more oil.
US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke told a speech in Pittsburgh that if desired, the US fleet could block Russia’s access to water in the Middle East – and thereby reduce options for trade in energy resources. It is reported by The Washington Examiner .
The US has the opportunity – thanks to our Navy – to ensure that the sea routes of communication remain open and, if necessary, block them … so that their energy resources do not enter the market
According to Zinke, Russia is present in the region because of its interest in trading in oil and gas: “Russia is a sly pony. I think the reason they are in the Middle East is that they want to trade there with energy just as they do in eastern and southern Europe. ”
Trump already expressed a desire to force the European countries to buy US energy assets, and his administration opposed Russian projects like the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline because of the advantages it would give Russia over Germany. On September 13, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, during a joint conference in Moscow with Russian Minister Alexander Novak, allowed the imposition of sanctions against Russian energy transport projects in case they were used for “influence and destruction.”