Yes we are having a shortage it is nation wide it will last about 3 months so there will be shortages you will get your gas no problem. They may be a surcharge so yes t will go up . You do need acet for welding but if your heating or cutting use propane or one of our other fuel gases.available at your local dealer. Hope this helps. Most of.our home shops bottles stay full for.months so things will be figured out by then.