Exhibit 32.2

Form 10-QSB
Arête Industries, Inc.
Quarter ended June 30, 2006


CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002


In connection with the Quarterly Report of Arête Industries, Inc. (the "Company") on Form 10-QSB for the period ending June 30, 2006, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"), I, John Herzog, Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

(1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

(2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and result of operations of the Company.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: June 22, 2006 By:   /s/ John Herzog
 
John Herzog, Interim Chief Financial Officer