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

July 12: Xcel board under scrutiny in Monticello cost overrun

Company denied claim that board’s role in “dysfunctional” process led to overruns on Monticello project.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:24 AM

DNR: Consider rerouting proposed Sandpiper pipeline

It is the second state agency to suggest that regulators look at alternative routes to avoid lakes, rivers and wetlands in northern Minnesota.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 11:33 PM

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

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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