It costs $1 to get a barrel of oil out of the ground in the Middle East.
The cost in the USA is $20-$50/barrel.
Thus Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries have dominated world oil production and pricing for many years.
As might be expected by this time, they have a substantial stake in the ownership of various large oil companies. These companies in turn own most of the companies that make lubricants. Do yourself a favor and buy American.