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:  March 12, 2003
       (Date of Earliest Event Reported:  March 12, 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  March 12, 2003, we announced that Ronald L. Kuehn,  Jr.
will become Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board  of
Directors effective today as the search continues for a new Chief
Executive Officer of El Paso.  Mr. Kuehn will replace William  A.
Wise who earlier announced his resignation at the end of 2003.  A
copy  of  our  press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1  and  is
incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7. Financial Statements, ProForma Financial Information
        and Exhibits

          (c)  Exhibits.

                 Number    Description
                -------    -----------
                  99.1     Press Release dated March 12, 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 authorized.

                              EL PASO CORPORATION

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

Dated:  March 12, 2003

                          EXHIBIT INDEX

     Number       Description
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      99.1        Press Release dated March 12, 2003.