Turkey used to import all of its primary energy, being extremely poor in hydro-carbon resources. During AKP administration, renewable energy made some headway, but a lot of is coming from hydro-electric power plants, which destroy Turkey’s unique fauna and cultural life. Things might change energy-wise, as 320 billion cubic meters of potential reserves were discovered in Black Sea Sakarya-I field. This week, Ankara is expected to make new reserve announcements, all of which remain to be confirmed by international experts. Nevertheless, contrary to critics, this gas field is for real and it is worth talking about how it might affect Turkeys economic conditions. Could it help the chronic current account deficit? Lower the pace of inflation? How and when?