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

Enbridge Energy seeks OK for replacement crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota

The $2.1 billion pipeline would replace 1960s-era one across 337 miles of northern Minnesota.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 11:11 PM

Minnesota regulators approve 1.9 percent rate increase for Dakota Electric customers

Dakota Electric, the state’s second-largest retail electric cooperative, won regulatory approval Thursday to raise electric rates by 1.9 percent overall...

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 09:23 PM

Truckers sue to end biodiesel mandate

Minnesota’s 10 percent blend has hurt trucking firms, carmakers and the oil industry, the lawsuit says.

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 08:35 PM

Macalester College commits to solar for its electricity

The St. Paul college joins St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., in going carbon-free.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 08:19 PM

N.D. sees second straight monthly drop in oil output

Low oil prices have reduced the pace of drilling for Bakken oil and gas, and more wells are being left uncompleted, awaiting better times.

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 09:28 AM

Judge supports Sandpiper pipeline in northern Minnesota

A PUC ruling is still ahead, but the opinion is a blow to environmentalists who oppose the Sandpiper project.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 09:19 PM

Bird flu hits four more Minnesota farms, three new counties

Outbreak spreads to three more counties, with 13 farms affected in all

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 10:56 AM

Political divide emerges over Minnesota energy policy

House bill would let utilities decide which renewable energy sources are cheaper.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 09:07 PM

Frac sand industry feels effects of low oil prices, less drilling

As drilling rigs go idle, ripple effect means Minnesota, Wisconsin mines expect shipments to drop significantly

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 01:21 PM

North Dakota rigs take a big hit from oil's steep fall

The number of oil-drilling rigs in North Dakota has fallen to the lowest level in six years, triggering an estimated 3,000-4,000 oil field job losses that could get worse, a top state official said Thursday.

Updated: April 06, 2015, - 10:14 PM

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