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 16, 2003

                          The Williams Companies, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  Delaware                             1-4174                    73-0569878
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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.

         The Williams Companies, Inc. wishes to disclose for Regulation FD
purposes its press release dated July 16, 2003, furnished herewith as Exhibit
99, announcing the details of the analyst meeting scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Eastern, August 12, 2003.

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

                                 THE WILLIAMS COMPANIES, INC.

Date: July 18, 2003              /s/ Brian K. Shore
                                 Name:    Brian K. Shore
                                 Title:   Corporate Secretary

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

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   99             Copy of Williams' press release dated July 16, 2003.