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

Pipeline changes will send more Canadian oil into Minnesota

Enbridge Energy plans to increase Canadian oil shipments by temporarily switching flows on pipelines. A climate change group criticized the move.

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 11:23 AM

Power surge in Minnesota's solar industry

The industry, once focused largely on installing solar photovoltaic panels for homes, businesses and government, now is seeing a surge in investment by electric utilities.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 05:55 PM

North Dakota is adding pipelines, but oil trains still up

Thousands of miles of pipeline were added in North Dakota last year, but not to take oil to market.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Door open for new Enbridge Energy pipeline route in northern Minnesota

PUC commissioners will study an alternative path for Enbridge Energy’s project in Minnesota.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 10:41 PM

Xcel to increase safety-related investments in its natural gas system

The company says it wants to invest more to replace old natural gas lines, equipment.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Regulators consider route for oil pipeline

With current route, the Enbridge pipeline would go through the headwaters of the Mississippi.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Canadian crude taking rail through northern Minnesota

Oil-by-rail shipment is increasing from Canada as well as North Dakota.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 09:30 PM

BNSF pressured to deliver more coal

Xcel and other Minnesota power companies are concerned about diminishing stockpiles as shipments face transportation woes.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Xcel will build multistate power transmission projects

The utility is entering the competitive business of building large transmission projects to serve customers beyond its own. Xcel sees opportunities in the Midwest and Southwest.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Cargill closing its Milwaukee beef plant on Friday

The facility that employs 600 workers will go dark on Friday.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 06:50 AM

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