It was my impression that I am responsible for everything that exits the meter - piping and the works, but the gas company is responsible for the meter and everything that feeds it. As a homeowner should I periodically test valves, inspect pipe fittings, purge the system or anything else like that?
One of my friends at the rifle range happens to be a field engineer and inspector for the local gas company and he recommends getting the meter set changed out or inspected when work is done to the bonding of the electrical panel. Arguably a person would only do that once in the life of the home so I believe he was referring to the fact that typically a different meter hookup is used in houses that don't have grounding installed and when grounding is installed the meter hookup needs to be changed to protect the cathodic protection the gas company has on their lines.
But back to my main question. If I see visible corrosion and pitting on my gas lines would I be advised to contact the gas company and/or simply replace the lines