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Boone Pickens Sees Oil Prices Rebounding: WSJ

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Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 6:42 PM ET

Texas energy investor Boone Pickens is forecasting a return to higher-priced oil, though he admits he has lost money as crude prices have plunged this year, according to a report.

Crude for February closed lower Tuesday , and has shed 16% so far this year.

Pickens' hedge fund firm, BP Capital, has seen its largest fund lose 6% of its value in 2007, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. That fund comprises $2 billion and has a 10% allocation to oil and natural gas futures.

Pickens remains bullish on oil, however. He cites global production, currently at about 85 million barrels a day, which is still roughly equal to demand of 85 to 86 million barrels. The balanced market will result in a rise in prices, Pickens said.

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