MarkWest and Range Resoures have appealed a Washington County judge's decision regarding a special exception to build a natural gas compressor station in Cecil Township.
The companies filed separate notices of appeal last week, township officials said.
The case will go to the Commonwealth Court.
Judge John DiSalle had denied the appeal in a decision last month.
"After careful review of the record...the court is satisfied that the zoning hearing board vigilantly considered all of the relevant evidence and used sound discretion in reaching the conclusion that MarkWest had failed to meet its burden to demonstrate that the proposed compressor facility was of the same general character of other permitted uses within the I1 light industrial zone," DiSalle wrote in his opinion.
MarkWest had sought the special exception to build a 35-foot natural gas compressor station on Coleman Road near state Route 980. The proposed facility was to be located on 71.5-acres of land and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, court records indicate.
After three days of hearings, the application was denied.
The company then filed an appeal in Washington County Court of Common Pleas. Range Resources later filed a motion to intervene in the case, as did Cecil Township.