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

Gas prices in Minnesota below $3

With world oil prices in free fall, gaso­line at the pump is drop­ping in price too.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Biofuel leaders says EPA has treated industry unfairly

In Minneapolis, industry officials say the federal government made a mistake in setting such low targets for biofuels delivered at the pump.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 08:26 PM

Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

As three cellulosic ethanol plants open in the Midwest, wavering U.S. policy and the oil boom leave a promising technology...

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 04:57 PM

August: N. Dakota 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: September 30, 2014, - 03:10 PM

July: U.S.: Remove or retrofit old oil tankers in 2 years

Bakken oil on ‘higher end of volatility,’ say Transportation Secretary Foxx

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Ethanol industry having a solid year

Fuel producers are paying less than half what they paid two years ago for corn.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 09:50 PM

PureChoice founder indicted on fraud charges

Charges say he cheated investors out of $2.5M.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 09:32 PM

July 26: Minnesota crossed by 50 oil trains a week, almost all in Twin Cities

Newly released details show trains pass close to state’s populated areas

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Minnesota regulators order a broader look at pipeline route

Regulators decided to look at six alternate routes for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:40 AM

Denver-based SunShare wants to sell Minnesota a share of the sun

SunShare is developing a money-saving, fossil fuel-alternative for Minnesota customers.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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