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

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

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

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: July 27, 2014, - 10:35 AM

Where are sunniest places in Minnesota? U grads found out

Graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s geographic information science program mapped the solar energy potential for the entire state.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 07:59 AM

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

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

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:36 PM

Regulators asked to consider changes in Sandpiper pipeline path

State regulators are studying changes to address concerns about a proposed oil pipeline – but not an all-new route.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 01:16 PM

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