Speculating that petrol dollar was gold dollar part 2. Both systems presumeably sought to control supply to create artificial scarcity that could be converted to economic power.
Key stipulation/speculation is the geographic centrality of Mid East petrol vice any other special quality is what made it the core of the petrol dollar plan. Essentially that it was just a matter of being geographically closer to the economic need that made it naturally central to the scarcity calculation.
Final thought that a decentralized energy supply is by definition not centralized and therefore not scarcity oriented. Its a completely different core input for an economy than one that prioritized artificial scarcity.