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 28, 2003
        (Date of Earliest Event Reported:  March 27, 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  27,  2003, we announced that J.  Michael  Talbert,
current  chairman and former chief executive officer of  Transocean
Inc.,  will  join  the El Paso Board of Directors effective  as  of
April  1,  2003.  John Bissell has also been named as Lead Director
of  El  Paso.  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

          (c)  Exhibits.

                 Number    Description
                -------    ------------
                  99.1     Press Release dated March 27, 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 28, 2003

                           EXHIBIT INDEX

     Number       Description
     -------      -----------

      99.1        Press Release dated March 27, 2003.