David Shaffer

Reporter | Energy and business
Phone: 612-673-7090
David Shaffer is a veteran reporter and editor for the Star Tribune, with more than three decades of experience on daily newspapers.

Recent content from David Shaffer

Judge strikes down Minnesota's landmark anti-coal energy law

A federal judge in St. Paul said it interferes with interstate commerce. State officials plan to appeal.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:31 PM

Crude oil pipeline to Twin Cities to get $125M upgrade

Six additional pump stations will increase the line’s capacity.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Older crude oil tankers may end up on U.S. rails

Canadian pricing gives shippers reason to move crude in less-robust tankers, BNSF says.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Enbridge Energy official talkas about oil boom's impact on Minnesota

Mark Curwin of Enbridge Energy talked about the pipeline projects planned for the state.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 06:49 PM

After hard winter, N.D. predicts surge in oil output

New wells that were built but inactive because of the harsh winter will be ready for business.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 09:07 PM

Obituary: Rev. Donna Quenroe, founder of H.O.P.E. Ministries

The Rev. Donna J. Quenroe, who spent 40 years as a spiritual counselor to Minnesota prison inmates, died March 22...

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Higher CenterPoint gas charge wins key approval from judge

For customers of the state’s largest natural gas company, it would mean bigger bills in summer and slightly smaller bills...

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 08:31 PM

State agency backs expansion of Enbridge pipeline across Minnesota

Hearings began on an Enbridge project to boost crude oil capacity. Climate activists oppose it.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 10:40 AM

'Degraded' Monticello nuclear plant performance troubles NRC

U.S. inspectors last year cited Xcel Energy for inadequate catastrophic flood planning. Now, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know why.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:07 AM

Jan. 20: Xcel temporarily shuts Monticello plant for repairs

Xcel Energy shut down its recently upgraded Monticello Nuclear Power Plant over the weekend, saying it needed to repair a heat exchanger in the reactor coolant system.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:29 PM

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