North Dakota Oil

Recently there have been several articles about North Dakota and oil being discovered and extracted. There has been a glut of workers, mostly men, who have made their way to the area for the jobs that are available. This situation has gone unnoticed by me until just this last week. I find it hard to understand why there hasn’t been more news coverage. If the commentary I have read is correct, this oil being extracted will change our whole relationship to the middle east and will add significantly to our government tax receipts. Possibly enough to change the dynamics of the deficits we have now. I just find this staggering. How could this be so unnoticed by everyone?