FORM 12B-25

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549


SEC File No.: 33-26787-D

NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING


rForm 10-KSB     r Form 11-K     rForm 20-F    þForm 10-QSB     r Form N-SAR

 
For Period Ended:     March 31, 2007
 

Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.
 
If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates: N/A
 


PART I - REGISTRANT INFORMATION

 
 
 
 Full Name of Registrant:
ARETE INDUSTRIES, INC.
 
 
 Former Name if Applicable:
N/A
 
 
 Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number):
P.O. Box 144
 
 
 City, State and Zip Code:
Westminster, CO 80032
 
 

 
 



PART II - RULES 12b-25(b) and (c)
 

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate).

 
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(a) The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
 
 
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(b) The subject annual report or semi-annual report/portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report/portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
 
 
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(c) The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.
 
 

PART III - NARRATIVE
 
State below in reasonable detail the reasons why the Form 10-QSB could not be filed within the prescribed time period. The accountants have not been able make certain final reconciliations to the financial statements. The Company will file the Form 10-QSB by the extension date.
 

PART IV - OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
(1)
Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification:
 
Charles L. Gamber
 (303)
652-3113
 Name
 (Area Code)
 (Telephone Number)
 
 
 

 
(2)
Have all periodic reports required under section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed: If the answer is not, identify report(s).     þ Yes      r No
 

 
(3)
It is anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?   r Yes   þ No

If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.
 
ARETE INDUSTRIES, INC.
 
has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARETE INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: May 16, 2007
By:  
/s/ Charles L. Gamber
 
Charles L. Gamber 
 
Chief Executive Officer