There's other oil in the world for us. Venezuela depends on the US more than the US depends on Venezuela.
Translation: "I am ignorant."
They have some of the world's largest oil reserves. Yeah, Venezuela matters.
Stricly speaking the US imports more oil from Canada than any other country. Followed by Mexico. That isn't the point however. Whenever you hold one of the largest reserves of oil in the world that makes you significant.To have big oil reserves makes you more significant, indeed. To have no nuclear weapons, does that make you significant?