Washington, D.C.  20549

                          FORM 8-K

                       CURRENT REPORT

           Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
               Securities Exchange Act of 1934

             Date of Report:  February 18, 2003
    (Date of Earliest Event Reported:  February 18, 2003)

                     EL PASO CORPORATION
   (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

     Delaware             1-14365            76-0568816
  (State or other    (Commission File     (I.R.S. Employer
  jurisdiction of         Number)       Identification No.)
  incorporation or

                      El Paso Building
                    1001 Louisiana Street
                    Houston, Texas 77002
     (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (713) 420-2600

Item 5. Other Events
     On  February 18, 2003, we asked shareholders to reject Selim
Zilkha's proposal to be brought before the 2003 Annual Meeting of
Stockholders and support our business plan execution. A copy of our
press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein
by reference.

Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information
        and Exhibits

          (c)  Exhibits.

                 Number    Description
                -------    -----------
                  99.1     Press Release dated February 18, 2003


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange
Act  of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report  to
be  signed  on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto  duly

                              EL PASO CORPORATION

                              By: /s/ Jeffrey I. Beason
                                    Jeffrey I. Beason
                                  Senior Vice President
                                     and Controller
                               (Principal Accounting Officer)

Dated:  February 18, 2003

                        EXHIBIT INDEX

      Number    Description
     -------    -----------
       99.1     Press  Release  dated  February  18, 2003.