While OPEC’s fight to snatch market share from rival oil producers might look like a costly failure as prices languish below $50 a barrel, an entirely different picture could emerge next year. Supplies outside OPEC are expected to contract in 2016 for the first time since 2008, sliding by 200,000 barrels a day, according to the International Energy Agency. With consumption set to grow by 1.4 million barrels a day, OPEC and its de facto leader Saudi Arabia could seize the chance to broaden their market as competitors damaged by the price slump fall off. “To declare their policy a failure is a pretty big leap,” said Greg Sharenow, who manages $15 billion as executive vice president of Pacific Investment Management Co. “I don’t think you could view Saudi and OPEC’s business plan and model as being a six- or 12-month view. In the long-run, what you’re going to […]