It says the couple owns a piece of Transocean Inc, which is the company that owns the ruptured rig. BP leased the rig from Transocean.
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The investment was made, according to a recently filed economic disclosure statement obtained by the paper, by Siebel-Newsom's trust. The filing shows the Transocean transaction was made just a couple months after Siebel turned 35 and took control of trust.
It wasn't clear the exact amount of money invested in Transocean, but it was somewhere between $10,000 and $100,000.
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They look like tools your plumber might be using, or maybe someone coming to check your energy meter. Instead, these small devices could very well play a role in the biggest oil spill disaster we've ever seen. (Published Sunday, May 30, 2010)