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): January 27, 2003

                          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
(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.

         Williams Energy Partners L.P. (the "Partnership") wishes to disclose
for Regulation FD purposes its press release dated January 27, 2003, furnished
herewith as Exhibit 99.

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

                                      WILLIAMS ENERGY PARTNERS L.P.

                                            By: WEG GP LLC, its General Partner

Date: January 27, 2003                          /s/ Brian K. Shore
                                                Name:  Brian K. Shore
                                                Title: Corporate Secretary

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

NUMBER                     DESCRIPTION
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99                         Copy of the Partnership's press release dated January 27, 2003.