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

PUC approves interim natural gas rate hike for Minnesota Energy Resources

The interim increase for Minnesota Energy Resources will hit Jan. 1 while regulators review a permanent jump.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Equity firms sell stake in SuperAmerica, St. Paul Park refinery

For now, no changes are planned in Minnesota operations by new general partner Western Refining.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:20 PM

Enbridge submits plan for crude oil pipeline across Minnesota

The Minnesota portion of the Sandpiper pipeline project would begin construction late next year and cost $1.2 billion.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 11:20 AM

Boulder, Colo., votes to continue effort to replace Xcel with municipal utility

Voters in Tuesday’s election overwhelmingly reaffirmed the Colorado city’s effort to create a municipal electric utility to replace Xcel Energy.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 11:31 AM

Fairmont ethanol plant owner is blindsided by its lender

But the deal with Green Plains Renewable Energy means that one of Minnesota’s largest ethanol plants could be reopened.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:31 PM

Xcel Energy seeks a $291 million rate hike

Xcel Energy's 1.2 million Minnesota customers would see a 4.6 percent interim hike next January, followed by a 5.6 percent hike in January 2015 under a proposal submitted to the state Public Utilities Commission.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 05:44 AM

If whooping crane is sighted, it's time for a coffee break

Enbridge Energy told regulators that workers would watch for whooping cranes while building a new pipeline from North Dakota to Wisconsin.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 08:14 PM

Nov. 1: Xcel's solar rebates won’t be as generous

With a new law taking effect, the utility will be reconfiguring the program that reimburses customers who install the panels.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Xcel must retain solar subsidy

State regulators order the electric utility to continue supporting Minnesota's small-but-growing solar industry.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 05:46 PM

Minnesota ag commissioner endorses E15 ethanol blend

Leaders celebrated at a Minneapolis gas station that’s the first in the state to offer the 15 percent ethanol blend.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 08:56 PM

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