In his photo series Crude Oil Dependency (2007), English Photographer James Laughton likened our oil habit as if it were a drug that both saves our lives and destroy them at the same time:
A very clinical look at our relationship to crude oil. It has become the foundation upon which our entire civilization has been built. The work looks at the necessary evil that lies within the crude oil infrastructure.
http://www.jameslaughton.com/Crude%20Oil%20Dependency/Untitled01.html - Thanks James!