UNITED STATES
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                          SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

                   EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (AMENDMENT NO. )

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Stockholders of El Paso Corporation ("El Paso") are strongly advised to read
El Paso's proxy statement relating to its 2003 annual meeting of stockholders
when it becomes available, as it will contain important information.
Stockholders will be able to obtain this proxy statement, any amendments or
supplements to the proxy statement and any other documents filed by El Paso
with the Securities and Exchange Commission for free at the Internet website
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.  Copies
of the proxy statement and any amendments and supplements to the proxy
statement will also be available for free at El Paso's Internet website at
www.elpaso.com or by writing to El Paso Corporation, Investor Relations, PO
Box 2511, Houston, TX 77252. In addition, copies of the proxy materials may be
requested by contacting our proxy solicitor, MacKenzie Partners, Inc at (800)
322-2885 Toll-Free or by email at proxy@mackenziepartners.com.  To the extent
that individual customers, independent industry researchers, financial
analysts, or El Paso commissioned research, are quoted in these proxy
materials, it is El Paso's policy to use reasonable efforts to verify the
source and accuracy of the quote. El Paso has not, however, sought or obtained
the consent of the quoted source to the use of such quote as proxy soliciting
material.  This document may contain expressions of opinion and belief.
Except as otherwise expressly attributed to another individual or entity,
these opinions and beliefs are the opinions and beliefs of El Paso.


El Paso, its directors, and certain of its officers and employees may be
deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with El
Paso's 2003 annual meeting of stockholders.  These persons may have interests
in the solicitation by reason of their beneficial ownership of shares of
common stock of El Paso and by virtue of agreements and arrangements with El
Paso. The names of the directors of El Paso and each of the officers and
employees of El Paso who may be deemed to be a participant in the solicitation
are listed below, together with the number (in parenthesis) of shares of El
Paso common stock beneficially owned by each of these persons as of January 1,


William A. Wise (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) (4,123,410, including
12,094 indirectly held shares, 631,248 restricted shares and 2,047,917
Ronald L. Kuehn, Jr. (Lead Director)(897,288, including 26,720 indirectly held
shares, and 599,300 options);
Byron Allumbaugh (49,950, including 17,755 shares held in trust, and 16,000
John M. Bissell (34,039, including 9,000 options);
Juan Carlos Braniff (49,336, including 18,000 options);
James F. Gibbons(69,343, including 26,000 options);
Robert W. Goldman (no shares and 5,000 options);
Anthony W. Hall, Jr. (30,298, including 9,000 options);
J. Carleton MacNeil, Jr. (34,793, including 9,000 options);
Thomas R. McDade (78,267, including 9,000 options);
Malcolm Wallop (39,218, including 8,000 options); and
Joe B. Wyatt (34,214, including 11,000 options).


William A. Wise, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (4,123,410,
including 12,094 indirectly held shares, 631,248 restricted shares and
2,047,917 options);
H. Brent Austin, President and Chief Operating Officer (769,269, including
177,896 restricted shares and 447,883 options);
Rodney D. Erskine, President, El Paso Production Company (222,771, including
42,316 restricted shares and 117, 917 options);
Peggy A. Heeg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel (200,864,
including 56,839 restricted shares and 130,996 options );
D. Dwight Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(146,059, including 58,444 restricted shares and 87,000 options);
John W. Somerhalder II, Executive Vice President, Pipeline Group (748,463
including 154,596 restricted shares and 417,883 options);
David E. Zerhusen, Executive Vice President, Administration (94,369 including
28,430 restricted shares and 63,042 options);
Clark C. Smith, President, Merchant Energy (216,237, including 48,888
restricted shares and 110,417 options);
Norma Dunn, Senior Vice President-Communications and Government Affairs
(231,538 including 52,796 restricted shares and 130,042 options);
David L. Siddall, Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate
Secretary (138,702, including 31,148 restricted shares and 101,442 options);
Bruce Connery, Vice President, Investor Relations (140,322, including 26,256
restricted shares and 109,142 options);
Alan Bishop, Director, Shareholder Relations (25,949, including 950 restricted
shares and 20,767 options);
Bridget McEvoy, Manager, Investor Relations (10,074, including 174 restricted
shares and 9,267 options);
Chris Jones, Manager, Investor Relations (3,726, including 136 restricted
shares and 1,667 options);
Jeanette Compte, Analyst, Shareholder Issues (515);
Ina Calvano, Sr. Analyst, Shareholder Issues (3,354);
Stacy James, Manager, Corporate Law (4,076, including 112 restricted shares
and 3,667 options);
Robert G. Phillips, President, El Paso Field Services (885,700, including
111,706 restricted shares and 278, 917 options);
Carl A. Corrallo, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, El Paso
Corporation (118,746);
Daniel F. Collins, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, El Paso
Corporation (82,578, including 18,947 restricted shares and 52,906 options);
Greg G. Jenkins, President, El Paso Petroleum and LNG (432,287, including
111,000 restricted shares and 267,917 options);
Robert W. Baker, Executive Vice President, El Paso Corporation (218,154,
including 46,292 restricted shares and 151,153 options);
Barbara C. Weber, Vice President, Public Relations (50,133, including 5,794
restricted shares and 33,784 options);
Melbourne W. Scott, Director, Media, AV and Emergency Response (7,004,
including 186 restricted shares and 5,133 options); and
Kimberly M. Wallace, Manager, Media Relations (4,035, including 3,320 options).

At the 2003 annual meeting of stockholders, El Paso's stockholders will be
entitled to vote for nominees to fill each seat on El Paso's board.  The
non-employee directors receive compensation from El Paso for their services as
directors as described in the proxy statement relating to El Paso's 2002
annual meeting of stockholders.  For his service as lead director, Mr. Kuehn
receives a $12,500 monthly retainer fee and received a one-time grant of
100,000 options, which vest 50% a year over the next two years so long as Mr.
Kuehn continues to be lead director. The compensation and benefits of certain
El Paso executive officers are set out in the company's 2002 proxy statement.
In addition to the "change in control" provisions applicable to executive
officers described in the 2002 proxy statement, El Paso maintains severance
and other benefit plans which provide benefits to certain officers and
employees or accelerated vesting of equity compensation awards upon, or in
certain circumstances following, a "change in control" or upon an individual's
termination of employment.  The election of Selim K. Zilkha's proposed
nominees would constitute a "change of control" for purposes of  the