Also, don't forget the alternative-fuel stocks, he said, because "the higher oil prices go, the better it is for [these companies'] economics." He likes Amyris , Solazyme and Clean Energy Fuels .
In the same interview, Philip Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research, said demand, particularly in developing nations, "is going up, and it’s getting harder and harder to meet that demand. So I think this pullback in prices is an opportunity to buy."
His sector picks are ConocoPhillips , Noble Corp. , Halliburton and Hess.
Weiss thinks WTI oil pricesin the second half of the year won't go much higher than they are now and will average $90 to $95 a barrel. Molchanov sees WTI averaging $95 for the second half and $105 in 2012.
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