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

Rail delays hurt energy and commodities

Oil trains get some of the blame, but hard winter slowed everything.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Flint Hills plans $300M in additional upgrades at Rosemount refinery

The company plans to invest $300 million in power generation and product development.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 08:08 AM

3 Minnesota bills focus on oil transport safety concerns

Measures call for more training and inspectors, better crossings.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 08:48 PM

Opposition grows as oil pipelines proliferate in northern Minnesota

Near Park Rapids, some have four pipelines carrying crude oil under their land. A planned fifth is the last straw.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 07:48 AM

March 7: Minnesota solar industry likely to boom

The major driver is a law requiring major utilities to get 1.5 percent of their energy from the sun by 2020.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:46 PM

Minnesota oil pipeline replacement faces environmental opposition

Enbridge Energy says replacing its 46-year-old crude oil pipeline across Minnesota will boost safety. But opponents don’t see it that way.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 10:52 AM

Former Bixby Energy CEO guilty of defrauding investors

After seven weeks of testimony, the 12-person jury reached a decision in a day and half.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Minn. agency wants natural gas rate hike slashed 80 percent

Minnesota Energy Resources seeks a $14.2 million increase.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:43 PM

After first day of deliberations, no verdict from Walker jury

The jury in the trial of former Bixby Energy Systems CEO Robert Walker completed its first day of deliberations without...

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 05:18 PM

Railroads agree to slow down crude oil trains in cities

Urban speed limits for crude-by-rail traffic are part of a package of industry safety measures. But critics say the efforts...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 10:44 PM

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