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

Helped by oil trains, Canadian Pacific reports record profits

Increase in traffic drove the railroad’s 2014 earnings higher.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 09:30 PM

Biofuel maker Gevo cuts staff to save cash

Workers at Luverne production plant were not affected.

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 09:25 PM

Minnesota study finds more preparation needed for oil disasters

Local responders lack training, more coordination needed.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 12:33 AM

Drilling declines in North Dakota on low oil prices

In some parts of the Bakken oil fields, rigs may be hard to find anymore with falling oil prices causing...

Updated: January 14, 2015, - 09:17 PM

Ecolab signs deal, says it's going all-solar in Minnesota

Company reaches a deal with SunEdison to provide renewable energy for all of its Minnesota operations.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 11:03 AM

New Minnesota House energy chief drives a Tesla

Republican Pat Garofalo supports electric vehicles, nuclear power and renewable energy but is not a fan of big subsidies for...

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 05:52 PM

REVIEW: 'The Girl on the Train,' by Paula Hawkins

FICTION: This thriller — told by an unreliable, not terribly likable narrator — is a riveting, confounding, frustrating and entertaining...

Updated: January 10, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota firm fined for power market manipulation

Twin Cities Power of Lakeville agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle manipulation charges.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 09:27 PM

Owners of two Minnesota wind farms file for bankruptcy court protection

The filing raises questions about whether small-scale projects can survive in the industry.

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 09:21 PM

BNSF must provide emergency coal delivery plans

BNSF fought order sought by power companies and politicians to address low stockpiles in Minnesota and surrounding states.

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 12:20 AM

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