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 (Date of earliest event reported):  July 23, 2002

                          Williams Energy Partners L.P.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                  1-16335                 73-1599053
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       (State or other            (Commission            (I.R.S. Employer
       jurisdiction of            File Number)           Identification No.)

          One Williams Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma                  74172
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        (Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 918/573-2000

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure.

            On July 23, 2002, Williams Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:WEG) held a
conference call for analysts at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the news
announced on July 22, 2002, by The Williams Companies, Inc., the owner of its
general partner. Audio replays of the conference call will be available from
6:30 p.m. Eastern on July 23 through midnight on July 30. To access the replay,
dial (888) 203-1112 and provide code 703512.

           Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
Williams Energy Partners L.P. has duly caused this report to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                 WILLIAMS ENERGY PARTNERS L.P.

                                       By:  Williams GP LLC, its General Partner

Date: July 25, 2002                         /s/ Suzanne H. Costin
                                            Name: Suzanne H. Costin
                                            Title: Corporate Secretary